Truck drivers in Russia are staging a rare protest against a road charge for heavy vehicles. The levy means they have to pay an additional fee for every mile they drive. In Moscow, a group has gathered to call for the levy to be abolished.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a key figure in world politics. "Without Putin there is no Russia,” says the vice-president of the Russian presidential administration.
The opposition leader has urged Russians to boycott the vote, saying "Putin is terribly scared." The European Union have expressed serious doubts about Russia's electoral system.
Vladimir Putin will win Russia's 2018 presidential election, there's no doubt about that. But the recently-kicked off campaign nonetheless has several points of interest. DW gives you an overview of the sideshows.
Vladimir Putin is running for a fourth term as Russian president. His policy platform is still unknown. But he is seemingly and subtly preparing his country for war. Is this a campaign ploy, or genuine cause for concern?
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