Good Sunday morning. Situational awareness: "Russians voted in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a runaway victory [for a fourth term], the only possible blemish for the Kremlin being if large numbers of voters do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable," per Reuters.

  • AP says first results are expected after the last polls close — at 2 p.m. EDT, in Kalingrad. Coverage begins in late afternoon from the HQs of Putin, Civil Initiative candidate Ksenia Sobchak and Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin.
  • Bulletin ... AP: "Britain's foreign minister said Sunday that he has evidence Russia has been stockpiling a nerve agent in violation of international law 'very likely for the purposes of assassination.'"

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