Vlad Putin shed a few tears after winning his unprecendented third term as president of Russia.
Russians fear Putin will be in office longer than communist mass-murderer Joseph Stalin.
Sky News reported:
Mr Putin has remained Russia’s dominant leader and its most popular politician since stepping aside in 2008 to make way for his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, because he was barred from a third straight term by the constitution.
But some voters are tired of his macho antics – such as horse riding bare-chested – and a system that concentrates power in his hands.
They fear he could win another term in six years and rule until 2024 – almost as long as Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
There were reports of widespread voting violations during the election, including allegations people were being bussed around to cast their ballots several times.
The claims of so-called “carousel voting” were being received by independent monitoring group Golos, according to spokeswoman Lilia Shibanova.