Vladimir Putin is aiming for convincing mandate

Vladimir Putin is aiming for convincing mandate

Russia's last presidential elections in 2012 saw protests across the country against Putin's return as head of state.

Some analysts say that after 18 years of leadership-both as president and prime minister-Putin fatigue may be spreading across the country, and many Russians are expected to skip the polls.

Russia hits back with tit-for-tat expulsion after United Kingdom dismisses Russian diplomats over poisoning of Russian former spy.

Russia announced its move on Saturday after London accused the Kremlin of carrying out a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in England."We will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian Government".

"It is our view that when political or diplomatic relations become hard, cultural relations and educational opportunities are vital to maintain ongoing dialogue between people and institutions", a statement said. Opponents Russian nationals are electing the country's head of the state among eight contenders - Sergey Baburin from the All-People's Union party; Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin; incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin; Civil Initiative party candidate Ksenia Sobchak; Communists of Russia party chairman Maxim Suraykin; Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Boris Titov; co-founder of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky, and head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Sputnik reported.

Voting has opened in Russia's Far East for a presidential election expected to deliver a fourth term to Vladimir Putin. Sergei Inshakov, a 37-year-old part-time taxi driver, said he would vote for Putin even though he was not getting enough state support for his two children. It warned London it stood ready to take further measures in the event of more "unfriendly steps".

The diplomats were given one week to leave Russian Federation.

In retaliation to Britain expelling 23 Russian diplomats from the UK, Russia expels 23 diplomats from Britain.

The British Council has also fallen victim to the escalating tensions, with Moscow on Saturday withdrawing its permission for the cultural institute to open a location in St Petersburg.

Russian news agencies cited politicians in Russia's Upper House of Parliament as welcoming the move to close the British Council, alleging it had been used as a cover by British spies.

The Kremlin, however, has repeatedly denied any involvement and dismissed Johnson's accusation as "shocking and inexcusable".

Britain has escalated a war of words with Russian Federation over the incident in recent days.

She also repeated accusations made by Britain to the United Nations that the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury on March 4 was a "flagrant breach of global law and the Chemical Weapons Convention".

Russian Federation insists it had no motive to target Skripal with what Britain says was a highly-potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok, in the first such attack in Europe since World War II.

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