With Putin Leading Surveys, Russians Vote for President
Russians are choosing a president for the fifth time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, 20 years ago. Opinion polls indicate Vladimir Putin is considered the leading candidate for a job that could keep him in the Kremlin through 2018.
Members of the Russian Interior Ministry walk, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, on the presidential elections day in Moscow, March 4, 2012. (Reuters)
A Russian navy serviceman casts his ballot during the presidential elections in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, March 4, 2012. (Reuters)
Members of a voluntary public order and security squad sit near ballot boxes during the presidential elections in Moscow, March 4, 2012. (Reuters)
Russians queue to register for voting at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012. (Reuters)