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.
The Election Day is wrapping up in Russia, as the nation's polling stations close following a day of intense voting, marking the end of the landmark presidential race.
Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham rebels have shot down a regime warplane over the Eastern Qalamoon mountains after launching a new wave of attack, Free Syrian Army reported.
Giving a speech in front of cadets graduating from the Philippine Military Academy, the Philippine president unleashed on the International Criminal Court, currently investigating the deaths of nearly 4,000 Filipinos who have been killed by police during the ongoing major crackdown on drugs in the country.
EASTERN GHOUTA (Sputnik) - Over 73,000 civilians have left Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta in Syria since the opening of humanitarian corridors, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation said in a statement.
US factory output is outpacing previous expectations due to solid demand at home and abroad, suggesting GDP projections remain in line with the expectations of a sustained 3-percent growth this year.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki held a phone conversation, during which they discussed the Salisbury poisoning incident involving former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, a statement issued by the UK government said.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The public support for the Japanese government decreased by 9.2 percent within two weeks as result of a scandal over the purchase of land from the state for a private school far below market price, which allegedly involves country's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a fresh poll revealed on Sunday.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that the closure of the consulate in Russia’s “northern capital” will deprive ordinary Russians of opportunities to apply for visas. The closure of the consulate was Moscow’s reaction to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the UK over allegations of Russian involvement in the poisoning of ex-spy.
Heinz Felfe, an outstanding Soviet intelligence agent, who during the Cold War made an invaluable contribution to unraveling the West's plans for the USSR and ultimately to preserving peace, would be a hundred years on Sunday.
The team has been criticized for choosing the young Russian driver over Robert Kubica to replace the retired Felipe Masa for a full-season seat in their new car, the FW41.
Israel's Channel 12 TV has informed the alleged attacker is in serious condition and that he was shot by Israeli security forces.
Archaeological excavations were conducted near the city of Nasiriyah, at a place called Abu-Tbeirah, which is located on the ancient shoreline of the Persian Gulf.
Republican US Senator Bob Corker while giving an interview to CBS news, has hinted that Trump wil pull out the deadline for the president to issue a new waiver to suspend Iran sanctions as part of the deal.
According to a report by the Syrian state news agency SANA, President Bashar al-Assad visited army positions in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.
KIEV (Sputnik) - Supporters of former Georgian President and ex-Governor of Ukraine's Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili are holding a rally in the center of Kiev demanding resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Berlin's solidarity with the United Kingdom over the row around poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal may negatively affect ties between Germany and Russia, Vice Chairman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party faction in Bundestag Dr. Roland Hartwig told Sputnik.
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