Russian President Vladimir Putin has kept a few officials close during his lengthy rule over the country.
Opposition leaders have decried the elections as one-sided, especially under a system favouring the ruling United Russia party, which has won two-thirds of the seats in the parliamentary elections.
Putin has announced that he will contest the 2018 presidential election. In Russia today, Putin is in the house, and the house always wins.
Vladimir Putin has announced his candidacy in an election opinion polls suggest is a foregone conclusion. But under Russia's current constitution, a fourth term would be his last, so the question of his successor is already being asked.
Parliamentary election results confirm that allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won the majority of seats.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin fires high-ranking law enforcement officials in power overhaul
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