Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin casts ballots as he votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in MoscowRussians on Sunday cast their votes in parliamentary elections set to see parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin stay firmly in charge despite the lengthiest economic crisis of his rule. The nationwide election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen the country seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, plunge into its worst standoff with the West since the Cold War and start a military operation in Syria. Surely you must be aware,” Putin quipped to journalists after casting his vote in Moscow, Russian agencies reported.

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