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    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

    Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power
    Mar18

    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power

    MOSCOW: A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power as Russia’s president and prime minister: December 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president. May 7,...

    Putin Will Win, But the Show Must Go On
    Mar18

    Putin Will Win, But the Show Must Go On

    MOSCOW—There are seven candidates challenging Vladimir Putin in Russia’s elections on Sunday, and yet the atmosphere here is something less than suspenseful. The incumbent president, at age 65, has been in power since 2000, and there’s no doubt that he will remain there for another term. The chief unknown concerns how many will...

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls
    Mar18

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls

    MOSCOW: Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia’s eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, polling stations opened at 2000 hrs...

    Russians in Crimea, Israel, Participating in Elections to Determine by How Much Putin Will Win
    Mar18

    Russians in Crimea, Israel, Participating in Elections to Determine by How Much Putin Will Win

    More than 40 international observers from 20 countries, including from Israel, will cover the presidential election in Crimea. …read more Source: The Jewish...

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

    Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term
    Mar18

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of the Almazov National Medical Center in St Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Photo: AP YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out...

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term
    Mar18

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term

    Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, is polling at around 70 percent ahead and is expected to win a historic fourth term in the presidential election on Sunday. © Sputnik/AFP / Alexey NIKOLSKYMOSCOW, Mar 18- Russians headed to the polls Sunday in elections set to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic fourth Kremlin...

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term
    Mar18

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term

    Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, is polling at around 70 percent ahead and is expected to win a historic fourth term in the presidential election on Sunday. – AFP photo Russians headed to the polls Sunday in elections set to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic fourth Kremlin term, as the country faces increasing...

    Isolated but defiant, Russia set to re-elect strongman Putin
    Mar18

    Isolated but defiant, Russia set to re-elect strongman Putin

    MOSCOW: Russia was on Sunday set to elect Vladimir Putin to a historic fourth Kremlin term, as the country faces increasing isolation over a spy poisoning in Britain and a fresh round of US sanctions. Since taking power 18 years ago, Putin has stamped his total authority on the country, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow’s lost...