It was always expected to be a Vladimir Putin victory, but the question was how many voters would turn up for Russia’s presidential election.
Voter turnout in this year’s Russian presidential election was higher than the last one; President Putin got 76 percent of the vote in spite of calls for a boycott by opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Independent monitors have reported hundreds of irregularities, but electoral officials say none of them was serious enough to warrant questioning the results.
Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Crimea.
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