Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin at a polling station during the presidential election in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/POOL via Reuters)
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Russians vote in a presidential election Sunday expected to give Vladimir Putin an easy victory, though the Kremlin could miss out on the resounding mandate it wants if large numbers, bored by a one-sided contest, do not bother to vote.Opinion polls give Putin, the incumbent, support of around 70 percent, or nearly 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger.In polling station 1515 in Zelenodolsk, 800 km east of Moscow, five people photographed themselves voting.At polling station number 216 in Ust-Djeguta, in the Karachayevo-Cherkessia region of southern Russia, Marina Kostina was marshalling groups of voters to be photographed. A day of voting across Russia's 11 time zones began at 2000 GMT Saturday on Russia's eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Voting will run until polls close at the westernmost point of Russia, the Kaliningrad region on the Baltic Sea, at 1800 GMT Sunday.A March 9 survey by state-run pollster VTsIOM gave Putin, who was first elected president in 2000, support of 69 percent.
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