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Russians vote as Putin seeks return to presidency

Russians voted on Sunday in presidential polls likely to return strongman Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term amid a wave of protests unseen for decades. Voters in the world’s largest country, spread across nine time zones, will cast their ballots in a marathon election stretched over…

Putin says ‘happy’ about protests

Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who is running for president in Sunday’s polls, said the mass protests against him made him “happy”, but expressed confidence that the majority of people support him. “I am very happy about this situation, because that means that the authorities… have to actively react to what is…

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