Putin Claims Election Victory

Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, winning his fifth term in office. This latest term will conclude in 2030, setting Putin up to surpass Joseph Stalin as the longest-ruling leader of Russia.

The ‘results’: Russia’s Central Election Commission announced that Putin won the election with 87 percent of the vote, the highest-ever election victory in Russia’s post-Soviet history.

According to exit polls, Putin’s runners-up followed far behind with 4 percent or less of the vote.

Unsurprising: The White House immediately denounced Russia’s election as “obviously not free nor fair given how Mr. Putin has imprisoned political opponents and prevented others from running against him.”

The German Foreign Ministry said that “the result surprises no one.”

Putin’s rule is authoritarian, he relies on censorship, repression and violence. The “election” in the occupied territories of Ukraine are null and void and another breach of international law.
—German Foreign Ministry

Leading up to the vote, the Central Electoral Commission banned democratic and antiwar candidates from the ballot, claiming problems with their paperwork. In addition, Putin’s biggest opponent, Alexei Navalny, was found dead in an Arctic prison camp a month ago, causing many to suspect Putin of assassinating him.

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Cameron wrote on X, “This is not what free and fair elections look like.”

Diabolical evil: Despite the obvious evidence of election fraud, Vladimir Putin is still ruling Russia. To learn more about where his rule is leading, read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s free booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’