Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFPMembers of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Russians grant Vladimir Putin right to extend rule until 2036 in landslide vote

  • Russians overwhelmingly back constitutional reforms that will allow Vladimir Putin to extend his rule, official results show
  • Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called vote an illegitimate and illegal show designed to legalise Putin’s presidency for life

Topic |   Vladimir Putin
Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFPMembers of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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