Russian President Vladimir Putin set to win re-election with 69 percent of vote

Russian President, Vladimir Putin will return to the Kremlin with 69 percent of the vote, according to the last survey by state pollsters before the Russian presidential election on Sunday.

The figure has dipped from highs of 77 percent shortly after Putin announced his candidacy in December, but there is little doubt he will win in a landslide even after a lacklustre campaign.

Putin has not produced an official programme but he discussed poverty and environmental issues during a state of the nation address this month. He has refused to take part in televised debates with his seven challengers and his campaign videos have relied solely on archive materials.

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