MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election victory (all times local):
The White House says it is "not surprised by the outcome" of the Russian presidential election that gave Vladimir Putin another six-year term.
Spokesman Hogan Gidley says there is currently no congratulatory call scheduled between Putin and President Donald Trump.
Putin’s dilemma: Scrap term limits or choose a successor
MOSCOW (AP) — With his best election showing ever, President Vladimir Putin is shifting comfortably into his next six-year term, but the gnawing question of what comes next already looms on Russia's horizon.
At his first appearance after Sunday's victory, Putin was immediately asked about his plans beyond 2024, reflecting Russia's nervousness about the succession issue that will dominate the political landscape for the near future.
What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.
His domestic opponents are largely resigned to another six years in the shadows. His foreign opponents are mired in their own problems, from Britain's messy exit from the European Union to chaos and contradiction in the Trump administration.
Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success."
There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he faced seven minor candidates and his most prominent foe was blocked from the ballot.
His only real challenge was to run up the tally so high that he could claim an indisputable mandate.
The Latest: Putin dodges question about future elections
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local):
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dodged a question about his plans after serving another six-year term he has won.
Putin wouldn't be eligible under the constitution to compete in the 2024 election since there is a limit of two consecutive terms.
Asked if he could seek the presidency again in 2030, the 65-year-old Russian leader snapped back: "It's ridiculous. Do you think I will sit here until I turn 100?"
Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power
MOSCOW (AP) — A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin's 18 years in power as Russia's president and prime minister:
Dec. 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president.
May 7, 2000 — After winning election with about 53 percent of the vote, Putin is inaugurated for his first four-year term.
Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.
Vladimir Putin’s power: From mean streets to Kremlin
MOSCOW (AP) — As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy.
As Russia's leader in the 21st century, he's been the epitome of both traits — fighting Chechen rebels, directing the annexation of Crimea and, allegedly, approving an extensive and devious campaign to undermine American democracy.
Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of Russian election
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday's election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country's future.
Putin said in a televised address Friday that "the will of the people, the will of each Russian citizen will determine the path the country will take."
A look at the 8 candidates in Russia’s presidential election
MOSCOW (AP) — There are eight candidates in Sunday's Russian presidential election, including President Vladimir Putin.
With his approval rating topping 80 percent and rivals trailing far behind, Putin is set to easily win a fourth term. Putin's most vocal critic, the 41-year-old opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race due to a criminal conviction that he calls politically motivated.
Russia’s rebel mayor calls for presidential election boycott
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, where all governors and mayors are either Kremlin nominees or hail from Kremlin-friendly parties, Yevgeny Roizman cuts an odd figure.
The mayor of Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city with 1.4 million people, is the only top regional official to openly criticize President Vladimir Putin. He has also called for a boycott of Sunday's presidential vote, a move advocated by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is banned from running.
Putin meets with young scientists days before Russian vote
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with young scientists and entrepreneurs, promising to encourage new talent three days before the presidential vote he is certain to win.
Putin told the youth forum that "the country wants each of you to make it, and your personal success stories will make Russia successful."
"Shall we ensure the country's future together?" he said, drawing shouts of "Yes!" and applause.
Breaking mold, some Russian youth speak out against Putin
MOSCOW (AP) — When Stepan Mikhailov, a 19-year-old linguistics student, talks about his lifetime spent under Russian President Vladimir Putin, a troubled look passes over his face.
"I don't think I have a single friend who thinks that Putin is good," he says from the kitchen of his dusty, bohemian Moscow apartment. "I think he is an evil character who only takes care of himself and his inner circle."
The Latest: Vote monitoring group warns of interference
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian presidential election taking place on Sunday, March 18 (all times local):
A Russian election monitoring group says government authorities forced the closure of a center created to collect complaints of violations in Sunday's presidential vote.
Roman Udot of the group Golos said in online statements Thursday that it signed a deal and paid for a call center, but the landlords rescinded the deal under pressure from government security officers.
A self-assured Putin seems confident of electoral victory
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin walks briskly to a group of factory workers, who ask him for a water treatment facility, new equipment to reduce toxic emissions and a sports arena for their children in this Ural mountains city.
He promises, benevolently, to do all that and more.
Putin's self-assurance and relaxed demeanor reflects the stress-free campaign he has run ahead of Sunday's election that is certain to catapult him to another six-year presidential term.