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Russia: Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva casts ballot in presidential election01:41

Russia: Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva casts ballot in presidential election

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 18, 2018 at 15:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian 2018 Olympic figure skating silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva cast her vote in Russia’s presidential election at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday.

“It is a very crucial moment and responsibility for me," said Medvedeva.

The first polls opened in Russia's Far East at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, March 17, and the last polls, in the Kaliningrad exclave, close at 18:00 GMT on Sunday, March 18.

The first round of the 2018 Russian presidential election will be contested by a total of eight candidates on March 18. Should no candidate reach a majority, a second round will take place three weeks later scheduled for April 8.

According to the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova, over 1,000 international observers will work in Russia to oversee the election process.

Russia: Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva casts ballot in presidential election01:41
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Russian 2018 Olympic figure skating silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva cast her vote in Russia’s presidential election at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday.

“It is a very crucial moment and responsibility for me," said Medvedeva.

The first polls opened in Russia's Far East at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, March 17, and the last polls, in the Kaliningrad exclave, close at 18:00 GMT on Sunday, March 18.

The first round of the 2018 Russian presidential election will be contested by a total of eight candidates on March 18. Should no candidate reach a majority, a second round will take place three weeks later scheduled for April 8.

According to the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova, over 1,000 international observers will work in Russia to oversee the election process.

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