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In Russia, a mandate for stagnation - The Vimy Report
On 18 March 2018, with 77% of the vote, Vladimir Putin won his fourth election and a new six-year term as President of Russia. Now what? The following are extracts of an analysis by Andrei Kolesnikov, the Head of the Domestic Politics and Political Institutions program at the Carnegie Moscow Centre. The full report can be found at http://carnegie.ru/commentary/75859 How do you see the results of this election? The result was predictable, but was there anything that surprised you? The high level of support for Putin was unexpected. It was, in fact, too high to be credible. The official high turnout …