Opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shows his ballot, which reads "Give back the elections, Vermin! Boris Nemtsov," at a polling station in Moscow.
A local election commission official opens a ballot box to count votes at a polling station in the Sakhalin region.
Member of the Polar Bear sports club casts their ballots in Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region.
The leader of the Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, casts his ballot in Moscow.
Yabloko party leader Grigory Yavlinsky casts his ballot at a Moscow polling station.
Voters in Moscow cast their ballots.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin votes.
Interior Ministry troops cordon off Manezhaya Square just outside the Kremlin on election day.
Policemen detain an opposition activist during a protest rally called "People Against Illegal Elections," organized by the Left Front movement.
A scene from the "People Against Illegal Elections" rally
A general view of a main hall in the Central Election Commission headquarters in Moscow.
Members of the local electoral commission open ballot boxes at a polling station in Vladivostok.
Police detain an activist during a protest rally by the opposition group Another Russia in central Moscow.
A patient in the Tomsk regional clinical hospital's burn unit casts his ballot in offsite voting.