Russia’s President Vladimir Putin delivers an election-night speech near the Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: EPA

Vladimir Putin cruises to overwhelming victory in Russian election – and China’s President Xi Jinping was among first to congratulate him

Among the few leaders to congratulate Putin so far was Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has just been handed a second term himself and has gained a path to indefinite rule after presidential term limits were lifted last week

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin delivers an election-night speech near the Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: EPA
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