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Putin announces victory in presidential election

(Xinhua)

10:40, March 05, 2012

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (2nd L) walks with Russia's presidential candidate and incumbent Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (1st L) as they attend a gathering in Moscow, March 4, 2012. (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)

MOSCOW, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Russia's presidential candidate Vladimir Putin announced here Sunday that he had won the presidential election.

The incumbent Prime Minister and President Dmitry Medvedev went to the Manezh Square, where around 100,000 supporters were celebrating the victory.

"We have won!" Putin claimed with tears in eyes. "We won thanks to the support from the vast majority of our voters."

He said this was "a pure victory," which was gained in an "open and honest battle," and calling on all Russians to unite around the interests of the people and the country.


Supporters gathered at the square after the voting was concluded, holding Russian flags and banners.

"This was a test of (our) political maturity and independence. We have shown that no one can bestow anything upon us," the prime minister was quoted by RIA Novosti news agency as saying.

Medvedev told the crowd: "Our candidate is leading confidently, and I have no doubts that we will win. All of us really need this victory."

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ASEAN at 2012-03-05220.255.2.*
Congratulation to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ! Even though I am not a Russian I am so happy for you and for the Russian people. Because with your victory in Russia, there is hope for mankind in this world against the evil West. Prime Minister Putin, are you aware that the world depend very much on you and on the Russian people to put this world right and in good order ? With your victory, the West would not be able to steal and plunder your resources as they did in the middle east now in Iraq, Libya and others. We trust you Prime Minister Putin because you are a person who is religious and you fear God. You are brave and fear no man on earth and fear no country in this world. I also want to thanks the Russian people for giving you majority and thus you could continue to make Russia a Great Empire because historically Russia is a Great country for thousand of years and the Russian people are highly intelligent. I will celebrate your victory with my friends these few days. May God always bless you President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin !
helen at 2012-03-05203.82.92.*
Congratulations, Putin and Russia!Your victory is not only the one for Russia but also for the World of Nations.Only you can check US Global Tyranny. Please continue to fight and subdue US Global Terrorism and the World of Nations would be eternally grateful.Wish there are more leaders like you in China which has just recently emerged from the Qing Dynasty Era!?
  

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