Presidential elections are taking place in Azerbaijan.
Voting is taking place in around 5,400 precincts spread over 125 constituencies.
There are eight candidates, including the incumbent, President Ilham Aliyev.
Under constitutional changes approved last year the term of office for the newly elected president will be seven years.
The main opposition parties have called for a boycott of the elections.
photo: Voting taking place in Azerbaian on 11 April 2018 (picture courtesy of APA news agency, Baku)
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"