It Has Begun: Russians Are Voting
18 March, 2018
Voting in the presidential election in Russia has begun.
The first polling stations to open are in the Chukotka Autonomous Region and the Kamchatka Territory. Voting takes place from 8:00 to 20:00 local time.
A total of more than 97,000 polling stations have been opened, more than 400 of them are abroad.
The voting procedure will be monitored by about 1,500 international observers from 109 countries.
Most of the observers come from Germany, the United States, France and the United Kingdom. The OSCE / ODIHR mission consists of about 500 people, including all the leaders of the organization, both current and former, who have chosen 33 regions where they will observe that the elections are fair.
Eight people are in the running for the post of president