Vladimir Putin has been re-elected president of Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election.
A Russian state TV exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote. The victory was widely predicted and marks an increase in his share of the vote from 2012, when he won 64%.
The exit poll put the turnout at 63.7%, down on 2012, and the lowest in a presidential election in Russia since 1991
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"