Russian election was plebiscite about Putin, pundit says

Ljubljana, 19 March - The Sunday vote in Russia was not a presidential election but a plebiscite about Vladimir Putin, Branko Soban, a former Russia correspondent for the newspaper Delo told the STA on Monday. It was clear that Putin would win and he was not running against his rivals but against his own election results from 2004 and 2012.

Delo's former Russia correspondent Branko Soban.
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