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After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.
A supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin campaigns for him in Red Square in central Moscow. Source: Jolie Myers

Vladimir Putin won re-election with a landslide victory: 76 percent of the vote. That win puts him on track to rule until 2024 — nearly a quarter century in power, second only to Stalin as far as Kremlin leaders go.

What does another six years mean for Russia?

"Given the fact told NPR's in Moscow on Monday.

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