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Russians will vote for their next president on 18 March. While many genuinely support Putin, the result will not be entirely honest. Violence and intimidation will affect the voters, believes Margarita Zavadskaya, who has studied electoral malpractices.
Russian election malpractice expert: results known beforehand due to misconduct | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Russia has a long history of falsifying election results. Current politicians have learned from their predecessors. More than a decade ago, elections were swayed by corruption and vote-buying, but now those in power use intimidation as their tool.