A child plays with a balloon near voting booths inside a building of the Kazansky railway terminal during the presidential election in Moscow, Russia, March 18, 2018.
A Russian election monitoring group said Saturday it has registered an "alarming" rise in recent days in complaints that employers are forcing or pressuring workers to vote.
After the results of the poll were analyzed by the ministry, it was revealed that "Palmyra" had received the most votes.
One teacher from southern Russian Federation knew exactly why she voted for Putin.
Turnout was the main focus of the campaign in recent weeks, with the Kremlin launching a broad get-out-the-vote campaign, which included selfie contests and raffles of iPhones and even cars for voters.
But he seems certain to extend his rule to 2024 despite a lacklustre campaign and a litany of domestic problems such as widespread poverty and poor healthcare. "What for?" Boris Limarev, a 39-year-old manager, said as he walked his dog near a polling station in Saint Petersburg.
"For now it's just one Putin, and other candidates are a circus - we don't really have an option", he told CNN outside a Moscow cafe on Sunday night.
Sobchak, a 36-year-old former TV star, told reporters in Moscow that the higher the support for Putin in Sunday's vote, "the tougher the system" Russians will face in his new term. Mr Putin was scheduled to speak at a rally scheduled for the fourth anniversary of the annexation - the same day as the election. I would have like to have had an option. Asked why one woman was photographed, Kostina said: "Her work asked her to report in".
"There is no question that Mr. Putin in particular is an active threat to USA national security interests, as well as those of our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies", he said.
Despite criticisms of the Kremlin's actions ahead of the election, Putin is a genuinely popular figure in Russian Federation, and confrontation with the West has boosted his approval ratings, past polling shows.
The early results are in line with exit-polls conducted by Russian polling agencies FOM, which predicted Putin would take 77 percent of the vote, and VCIOM, which predicted a final share of 73.9 percent for the current president. Putin said that if the substance used in the attack had really been a military nerve agent, then it would have killed anyone targeted on the spot. British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "highly likely" the Kremlin was behind the attack, and both countries have expelled diplomats in an ongoing tit for tat.
Relations with the United States took another hit after Washington on Thursday announced new sanctions on Russian Federation over its reported meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.
The statement said only diplomats would have access to Russian diplomatic institutions on Ukrainian territory during the vote "in order to avoid provocations and possible grave consequences".
Security forces are surrounding Russian facilities in Ukraine amid anger over the Ukrainian government's refusal to allow ordinary Russians to vote for president.
This is not the case in Ukraine, as it has barred Russian citizens from voting in the Russian diplomatic missions on its territory for what Kiev claims are "illegal" elections in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, that reunited with Russia in wake of a popular referendum in March 2014.