If the Russian presidential elections were conducted a month earlier than planned, candidate Vladimir Putin would emerge victorious, with 75% of Russians ready to vote for him.
This is according to a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM).
"Should the presidential election take place next Sunday, 75% of the electorally active Russians have expressed their readiness to vote for Vladimir Putin," the research center stated.
It is noted that 85% of citizens are aware of the upcoming elections.
The survey details that 5% of citizens are prepared to vote for Vyacheslav Davankov, the nominee from the "New People" party. Additionally, candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Kharitonov, and from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Leonid Slutsky, are each ready to receive 4% of the votes from those surveyed.
The presidential elections are scheduled to be held from March 15 to 17. The Central Election Commission has announced the establishment of 276 polling stations outside the Russian Federation in 143 foreign countries.