It was far from being a nail-biter. Russian President Vladimir Putin easily won Sunday’s election with nearly 77 percent of the vote.
Already the country’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin, he will lead Russia until 2024.
CGTN’s Aljosa Milenkovic tells us the story of how Putin won his 4th term as president.
To discuss this:
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former adviser to the Kremlin and a Russian analyst.
- Sergey Aleksashenko is a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution.
- Paul Hockenos is an author and freelance writer.
- Harlan Ullman is a senior adviser of the Atlantic Council.
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