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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


  • Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (center) casts his vote at an electronic ballot box in a polling station in Moscow.
  • Prisoners vote in Butyrka prison, Moscow.
  • A woman looks at a list of presidential candidates at a polling station in Grozny, Chechnya
  • Soldiers hold their ID at a polling station in Moscow
  • Russian soldiers stand in a queue at a polling station in Moscow.
  • An Orthodox monk casts his ballot during the presidential elections at the Nilova Pustyn monastery near the town of Ostashkov
  • A feminist activist from the FEMEN group is arrested while trying to steal the ballot box used by Prime Minister Vladmir Putin as part of an antigovernment protest.
  • Police and Interior Ministry troops in downtown Moscow on election day.
  • Police officers cast their votes in Moscow.
  • Voters fill out ballot papers in booths at a polling station in a student hostel in the southern city of Stavropol.
  • A man casts his vote in a polling station in the central Russian town of Divnogorsk.
  • Sailors queue to vote at a polling station in the far eastern city of Vladivostok.
  • Winter-swimming enthusiasts cast their ballots in a polling station in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
  • Members of a local electoral commission bring a mobile ballot to elderly people in their house in the village of Boreshino, some 40 km outside the western Russian city of Smolensk.
  • Wearing their traditional Russian costumes, members of a folk group receive ballots at a polling station in the village of Koshchino, outside Smolensk.
  • Transparency International's Elena Panfilova (left) observes at a Moscow polling station.
  • Putin supporters gathered on Moscow's Manezh Square after polls closed on March 4.
  • People stand near screens showing preliminary results at the campaign headquarters of Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 4. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)
  • Vladimir Putin (left) greets supporters as President Dmitry Medvedev applauds at the Manezh Square rally near the Kremlin on March 4. (REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov)

Russian Presidential Election

Published 4 March 2012

On March 4, Russian voters cast ballots for a new president across the sprawling country's nine time zones at more than 90,000 polling stations.Vladimir Putin declared victory at a rally in central Moscow with election officials saying he looked to have won more than 60 percent of the vote.