Russia election in pictures: Putin wins six more years in power

The 2018 Russian presidential election was held on 18 March 2018. 

President Vladimir Putin won re-election to a fourth term with about 77 percent of the votes, breaking the 2004 all-time high record which was 71.9 percent.

Putin was up against seven other candidates, including millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin, former reality television host Ksenia Sobchak and veteran nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

Another six-year term means Mr Putin, 65, will spend nearly a quarter of a century in power, second only to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.