On March 18, almost 111 million Russian citizens are choosing the country’s president for the next six years. Sputnik is keeping its eagle eyes trained on the process.
Russian nationals are electing the country’s head of the state among eight contenders:
Sergey Baburin from the All-People’s Union party; Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin; incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin; Civil Initiative party candidate Ksenia Sobchak; Communists of Russia party chairman Maxim Suraykin; Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov; co-founder of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky, and head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
The results of the vote will be announced March 19.