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Russian presidential election pronounced won by Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin been announced as the winner of the Sunday, March 18, presidential election, as the politician has pledged to devote his new term in office to strengthen Russia’s defences against the West and to improve the quality of life.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that on Sunday, March 18, the Russian Central Election Commission, with just over 70% of the votes counted, announced that Putin, who has been backed by the state television and the ruling party, had won 75.9 percent of the vote.

As Putin addressed supporters late on Sunday in a rally in Moscow, he said he saw the victory as a vote of confidence in what he had achieved in tough conditions and added: «It’s very important to maintain this unity. We will think about the future of our great Motherland».

Putin’s nearest follower, Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, received some 13% and nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky received about 6% of votes in line with partial results.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, with his candidacy banned from election, is expected to push for anti-Putin protests to seek a re-run of the presidential vote he has described as neither free nor fair.


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  1. Yegor says:

    Poor people. We can only sympathize with them. Another term of propaganda, brain wash and dictatorship.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Another term of propaganda, brain wash and (American) dictatorship”

      in the Baltics, Ukraine and Poland (and other vassals of the U.S.)

      • Yegor says:

        Your meaningless reply only confirms what I have said: brain wash and propaganda. Long live Soviet Union!

        • Anonymous says:

          You are right:

          “brain wash and propaganda”

          in the Baltics, Ukraine, Poland and other vassal countries of the U.S.

          And anti-Russian hysteria. I won’t be too optimistic to think it will stop after the next six years.

          Long live the United States of America!

          • Yegor says:

            I have nothing to do neither with governments, nor US. I just have a head of my own on my shoulders and I use it to think, not only to eat, as you do.
            I (like most other people) can clearly see what Russia with its dwarf of a president does. You’re all falling back to the dear old times, from which you tried to escape. Good luck. Or should I say, I’m sorry for you?

            • Troll factory says:

              “I (like most other people) can clearly see what Russia with its dwarf of a president does.”

              So even a dwarf can become a president and this world. What have you achieved, Mr Yegorka?

        • L says:

          I agree with you. But your sympathy is wasted on CCcp they prefer the dark ages. best to build wall around cccp minus the escapees and get on with our lives.

          • Concerned person says:

            Will Latvia hire workers from third countries to build the wall around CCCP? I am a bit concerned about labour shortage!

      • L says:


    • Yegor says:

      Hey, troll. What are you doing here?

      Kneel down to Yegor the Mighty!

  2. Troll factory says:

    “Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, with his candidacy banned from election”

    Why doesn’t BNN mention the reason WHY this person’s candidacy was banned from election?

    A person with a criminal past like Navalny cannot be a candidate in Russia, sorry folks.

    • Yegor says:

      You mean it’s better to have a pedophilic KGB whelp instead? Lol. All hail Vladimir the Shorty (I mean the Mighty), First Tsar of the Great Russtan! You miss peasant days? I assure you, you are already knee-deep there. Both legs.

      • Navalny says:

        “I just have a head of my own on my shoulders and I use it to think, not only to eat, as you do.”

        Hmm… what’s the reason for you optimism, sir?

        • Yegor says:

          I apologize to you, troll-boy, if I have offended you. You don’t use your head even for eating. You mostly use it to drink. Don’t forget to show this to your Kremlin mentors, they might give you an additional bottle of vodka.

          • Mountain troll says:

            “I apologize to you, troll-boy, if I have offended you. You don’t use your head even for eating. You mostly use it to drink. Don’t forget to show this to your Kremlin mentors, they might give you an additional bottle of vodka”.

            Your apologies are accepted. Mountain trolls pardon you.

      • KGB says:

        I think there’s been some misunderstanding. I think the leader of Russia should be appointed by a coalition of democratic countries.

        By democratic countries I mean the ones that have brought democracy to Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Ukraine.

        Only then there will be hope…

        • Yegor says:

          One of your mates at another news piece here on the site said “I hope someday the people of Russia will elect a President who will agree with all the… accusations made by Russia’s “foreign partners”, kneel down and beg pardon”.
          However strange that might seem, this is correct. Your president has to kneel down and beg for forgiveness for all that he and his gang have done. To Poland, Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia, Syria, etc. You are too narrow-minded to comprehend this, but your presidentling is leading you back to Dark Ages.

          • Anonymous says:

            “However strange that might seem, this is correct. Your president has to kneel down and beg for forgiveness for all that he and his gang have done. To Poland, Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia, Syria”

            Hey, but what about Limpopo?

            But in general I absolutely agree with you. And no, I don’t want to see someone from KGB as president.

            I want the president to be Mr. Yegor.

            • Yegor says:

              No, thanks. Don’t want to rule a bunch of brain-washed zombified drunkards.

              Aren’t you tired of this botoxed buffoon of a president?

              Instead of establishing normal and friendly relations and economic ties with other countries, you’re burning all bridges. This is narrowmindness. We’re not in Middle Ages anymore. Well, most part of the globe at any rate.
              The whole world is laughing at your president. And at you as well.

              • Forest troll says:

                “Aren’t you tired of this botoxed buffoon of a president?”

                I am totally tired. That’s why we need Yegorka to lead us out of the Middle Ages.

            • Yegor says:

              “I am totally tired. That’s why we need Yegorka to lead us out of the Middle Ages.”

              Poor stupid thing. You can whine as much as you can, that won’t help. You have made your choice. Now make sure you have enough lubricants. Cause, knowing they won’t last long, they will make the most of you.
              But it’s nothing new to you, as you are not people, you’re just cattle. Submissive, weak, bullied and mindless.

  3. Yegor says:

    Bla-bla-blah. We’ve already heard that crap from you before. Try to be more original, say something intelligent, not from your Kremlin rulebook. Though, of course, we understand, that it’s difficult, as you have no brain.
    As to the lubricants, ask your mother.

    • Pomidor says:

      Sorry, mister, I am asking you. Because you are an expert in lubricants.

      You don’t know? Ask your master Obama. Don’t forget to kneel down in front of him.

      • Troll-Chief says:

        Troll-Pomidor, please, update your troll rulebook. Looks like your version is outdated (Obama is no longer the president of the US).

  4. Yegor says:

    People, don’t believe that troll who is using my nickname! The real Yegor is me!

    Call me Yegor the Mighty, the Terror of the Kremlin Dwarves! My anger will punish Putin the Shorty! I will force the whole KGB to kneel down and pray for mercy! But my sword has no mercy!

    That second Yegor is just boring troll!

    I am the thunder of the gods! I will destroy the kingdom of the dwarves!

    Yegor the Mighty!

    • Yegor teh Brave says:

      Hey you! How dare you to use my name! Don’t you know who I am? Yegor the Brave! Kremlin dwarves tremble in fear when they hear my name! And you know why? Because they know the power of my sword! My sword was given to me by my master Obama the Victorious! I will make the dwarves crawl on their knees and beg the whole world’s pardon! They will answer for all they have done, they will be punished for all the evil they have done to this world! My mighty sanctions will return them to the Middle Ages and then to the Stone Age! And they will answer for the extinction of dinosaurs because we know who did it!

      Hail Yegor the Brave!

      • To all the midnless trolls out there says:

        Repeat after me: “Putin is Tsar! Putin is God!” When you’ve learned that (and it might take awhile, seeing the size of your intellect), you have to print it out and hang over your bed. Then, if you say it at least three times a day (bowing each time), one day it will become real! I’m serious.
        Putin is doing it all the time. For example, he used to say: “Nemtsov was killed by the Chechens. Nemtsov was killed by the Chechens. Nemtsov was killed by the Chechens”. And hey presto! The whole country believed it! And, as you know, if you believe in something really hard, it will become real. Another example: “There are no Russian military on Donbas. There are no Russian military on Donbas. There are no Russian military on Donbas”. Same thing. So don’t be shy and give it a try.
        By the way, Donbas sounds strangely similar to your name, troll, – Dumbass. Coincidence?

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