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 The recent presidential polls, with unprecedented measures of clarity and control of observers, have provoked many comments on their fairness and legitimacy. International independent observers say that the polls were held according to international standards and legislature, as stated by US observer Clyde Preston.

Iskandaryan does not expect major changes in CIS ties

Chairman of the Russian Central Electoral Commission Vladimir Churov said that Vladimir Putin got 63.71% of vote, after almost all ballots have been counted.Vestnik Kavkaza reported earlier that Putin called CIS states the absolute priority of foreign policy.Alexander Iskandaryan, Director of the Caucasus Institute, told Vestnik Kavkaza that there will be no serious change in relations with CIS states or it would there would be slightly more influence, because resources of such influence are dropping.

North Caucasus votes for Putin

Russian CEC Chairman Vladimir Churov has announced that Vladimir Putin won presidential elections in the first round with 63.75% of vote. Gennady Zyuganov, communist leader, got 17.19%, independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov got 7.72%. Vladimir Zhirinovski, LDPR leader, got 6.23%, Sergey Mironov, leader of Fair Russia, got 3.85%.

Richardas Lapaytis: “I never earn money from war”

 Moscow has presented a film marking the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre. The documentary “Endless Corridor” was filmed by the Union of European Cinematographers within the framework of the project “Peaceful Caucasus”. The film was based on diaries of Lithuanian military reporter Richardas Lapaytis who was in Baku in late February 1992 and witnessed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.- Please, tell us more about the movie “Corridor Without End”.

Russians vote for president

Russians began voting on Sunday to elect a president for the fifth time in the nation’s post-Soviet history, the first in which the president will serve a six-year term, and not four years as previously