The British national flag flies at the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel in the background in Moscow on Friday
19 March, 2018, 00:11
Some 80 per cent of polling stations are under video surveillance, according to the commission. He has been RussianPresident since 2000, except the period from 2008 to 2012, when he was a PM.
Navalny has denounced the election as a sham and urged Russians to boycott the vote.
Investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will visit the United Kingdom to take samples of Novichok, the substance used to attack former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33.
Observers including opposition leader Alexei Navalny's representatives, the Golos monitoring group and ordinary Russians posted images online of apparent voting violations.
The eight presidential candidates were barred from campaigning Sunday, but much-loved entertainers appealed to voters in a televised message aired throughout the day to fulfill their civic duty and go to the polls.
The ministry also declared it was closing the British Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the British Council in Russian Federation, in a step beyond the measures taken by Britain.
But the Foreign Office dismissed the claim, saying it had "information indicating that within the last decade, Russian Federation has investigated ways of delivering nerve agents likely for assassination".
As U.S. authorities investigate alleged Russian interference in President Trump's 2016 election, Moscow has warned of possible meddling in the Russian vote. In both cases, Moscow has dismissed the accusations of involvement in the attacks.
In fact, he may be banking on confrontation with global players this election.
Russian authorities had appealed to patriotic feelings by holding Sunday's election on the anniversary of Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula _ so tensions in Ukraine clouded the presidential vote.
He has sought to use the campaign to emphasize Russia's role as a major world power, boasting of its "invincible" new nuclear weapons in a major pre-election speech.
Yevgeny Roizman, the mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city Yekaterinburg, says local officials and state employees have all received orders "from higher up" to make sure the presidential vote turnout is over 60 percent.
He added: "We support exactly what the Prime Minister said and we condemn Russian Federation for this, condemn them".
The elections in Crimea are being monitored by 3,600 officially accredited Russian observers, as well as some worldwide ones from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Ukraine and Cyprus.
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an global Jewish non-governmental organization always looking for anything allegedly "anti-semitic", said: "President Putin bizarrely has resorted to the blame game by pointing the finger at Jews and other minorities in his country", adding that "It is deeply disturbing to see the Russian president giving new life to classic anti-semitic stereotypes that have plagued his country for hundreds of years".
Another Russian Presidential candidate is the ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia.
Meanwhile, British Foreign Office said there was "not an ounce of truth" in Chizhov's suggestion of a link to Porton Down. "I believe this is a pattern of behaviour we have seen". "We will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian Government".
Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats and taking other steps against Russian interests as the two nations' relations plummet. USA president Donald Trump said it looked as though the Russians were behind it.
However, Johnson went further, blaming Putin directly on Friday. "Those (American) politicians are playing with fire", he said. Russia's ambassador to Britain said Friday the 23 expulsions will reduce staff at the embassy by about 40 percent.
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Russian authorities are appealing to the United Nations and Council of Europe to intervene, according to Russian news agencies. Ukraine said the move was to protest voting Sunday in Crimea, whose annexation is still not internationally recognized.
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Klopp said: "I'm really happy about the result and the performance in very hard circumstances". It was obviously slippery and everybody suffered, but not Mo in that situation".
Voting begins in Russian Federation to give Putin another term
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he boycotted the presidential election and advises other Russians to do the same. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine four years ago, earning Putin admiration from many Russians and condemnation from the West.
Anger as Ukraine doesn't allow Russians to vote
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