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Putin tells rally: 'We have won, glory to Russia'

Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Russia's presidential elections, returning for a third term after four years as prime minister.

Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote.

Mr Putin told supporters at a rally in central Moscow they had won in an open and honest battle.

But opposition groups have reported widespread fraud, with many people said to have voted more than once.

  • 04 Mar 2012
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