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Putin casts ballot ahead of likely landslide in Russian election

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Putin casts his ballot. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov / Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin is on track to secure a resounding victory for his fourth term in office as voters head to the polls today. "The only possible blemish for the Kremlin [is] if large numbers of voters do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable," per Reuters. According to the AP, expect the results to come in after the last polls close in Kaliningrad at 2 p.m. ET.

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