Today, Russians are casting their votes in presidential elections. There are eight candidates on the ballot, including Vladimir Putin, who is expected to win by a huge margin. We’ll be following the vote live, from Moscow.
—Voting will take place from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. local time, across 11 different time zones.
— As of 10 a.m. Moscow time, the nationwide turnout was 16.55 percent, says Central Elections Commissions head Ella Pamfilova. This is much higher than in previous years.
— According to the information on Putin’s ballot, he only has $230,000 in savings.
— Тhe vote coincides with the four-year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea.