As the ballot counting is coming to an end, world leaders have started sending their congratulations to incumbent president Vladimir Putin, who has been re-elected for a fourth term by a large margin, according to preliminary results.
On Sunday the Russian presidential race reached its culminating point with most of the nation's 110 million eligible voters casting their ballots for the next president of the world's largest country. Sputnik spoke to Vladimir Golstein, an associate professor of Slavic Studies, on challenges facing Russia economically and politically.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian parliament's upper house recorded a number of attempts from other countries to prevent democratic presidential elections and will submit a report listing facts of such attempts by early May, chairman of the Federation Council International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said Sunday.
Speaking at his campaign headquarters, Putin discussed preliminary elections results, in which he leads with a huge margin, and disclosed views on key issues and his plans for the future.
On March 18, Russia celebrates a day of reunification with the Republic of Crimea. Crimea and Sevastopol returned to Russia after a March 16, 2014, referendum saw a majority of peninsula residents vote to rejoin the nation.
On March 18, Russian citizens are electing their new president. However, not everyone heads to the polling stations because they want to cast their votes.
Two observers monitoring the presidential elections in Russia said that there is no doubt that the elections are taking place in a democratic and legitimate atmosphere. Stasa Kosarac and Pedro Mourino, in a conversation with Sputnik, described the elections as “cheerful” and “ideal.”
Russian citizens are voting for the country’s next president, who will lead the country for the next six years. There are over 108 million eligible voters in Russia and nearly 2 million people can vote abroad. Radio Sputnik spoke with Dr. Anuradha Chenoy, professor at the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Election Day is wrapping up in Russia, as the nation's polling stations close following a day of intense voting, marking the end of a landmark presidential race.
A resident of a Russian village decided to make two big life decisions on the same day. He voted for his future president and proposed to his girlfriend right after casting his ballot.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has lashed out at Russia, saying that the country is “becoming increasingly unpredictable and aggressive,” and insisted that the alliance must improve its defensive capabilities in the face of Russia’s nuclear threat.
The world’s two biggest naval powers, Russia and the United States, have almost simultaneously upgraded their submarine forces.
For Markus Bergfeld, whose children were allegedly taken away from the family and poisoned with psychotropic drugs, Russia is the last resort, the ex-German officer told the Russian newspaper Daily Storm.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian voters will cast their ballots at the presidential election on Sunday to choose a person who will run the country during the next six years. First polling stations will open in Russia's Kamchatka Territory and Chukotka Autonomous Area at 08.00 a.m. Sunday local time, or 20:00 Saturday GMT.
This Sunday, almost 111 million Russian citizens vote for the country's next president, while the results of the vote will be announced tomorrow.
A video for the song 'I Won’t Break' by the Russian participant of the international song contest Eurovision-2018 Yulia Samoilova has generated more than one million YouTube views in just one week.
People who turn up at polling stations during Sunday’s presidential elections will have a chance to take part in flash mobs, get to taste a “presidential breakfast,” drink tea from a 200-liter samovar and enjoy concerts by top performers among many other equally pleasant and useful things.
Visitors and personnel to the Okhotny Ryad shopping mall in the center of Moscow are being evacuated after an anonymous report of a bomb threat, a source in the emergency services of the capital told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Saturday.
A nuclear-powered attack submarine belonging to the Russian Navy “reached the very coastline” of the United States without being detected by any opposition force, a submarine commander has revealed to a Russian military TV channel.
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