Russian President Vladimir Putin at a massive rally in his support n Moscow, March 3, 2018
AP/Pavel GolovkinLong before it happened, Russia’s ruling party had already called it “the ultimate victory.”
On March 18, Russians go to the polls where they will – without doubt – re-elect President Vladimir Putin to a fourth leadership term.
The race is technically contested. Seven other candidates are participating. They include a 34-year-old former reality TV star who admits that “when money gets into her hands, she spends everything” on clothes.
But with the country’s television media under tight Kremlin control and the outspoken dissident …read more
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