Russia: The Putin Machine Rolls at the Polls

Mar 18, 2018 | 21:06 GMT

While Russian President Vladimir Putin -- to little surprise -- easily won a fourth term on March 18, the real contest was about voter turnout. Early results show Putin collecting more than 70 percent of the vote. Though his victory was all but a foregone conclusion, this re-election was actually a mandate on how secure his hold is on power. And voters have apparently given the longtime Russian leader their approval to stay in office till 2024. But this landslide win raises two large questions: What was the true voter turnout? And what's next for Russia?...

For Serious People Who Seek Intelligence Over News

Subscribe & Save 50% today!

You can cancel at anytime

  • High quality, unbiased analysis of global events
  • Quarterly, annual, and decade geopolitical forecasts
  • Customized notifications, newsletters, and much more

Preview Some FREE Worldview Articles Below:

Free Coronavirus Articles

Free Geopolitical Articles

Connected Content

Regions & Countries

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview


To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.