Presidential elections in Russia (28 images)

Russian Prime Minister and former president Vladimir Putin was declared the winner of the Russian presidential elections held on March 4, 2012, though not without widespread claims of fraud, leading to rallies disputing the legitimacy of the results.
Updated: March 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen protesting at a polling station in Moscow on March 4, 2012, shortly after Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin casted his ballot. The sign on the girl's bodies reads: "I steal for Putin!". UPI/Yuri Gripas
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