At the weekend Russians were voting in the Presidential elections
Get some English Language news from the BBC, the Guardian newspaper, Moscow Times ITAR-TASS (official government news service)RIAN-VOSTI
Voice of Russia funded by the Russian state.
For accounts of election observations see the ODIHR who has deployed a mission. The Russian Central Election Commission also has results, reports and background information on the system.
Other sources for information and analysis of past and current elections include: Russia Votes. Surveys and analysis conducted by Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde. Look at recent approval ratings and results from 1996 onwards.
Amnesty International discussion of Russian human rights policy
Human Rights Watch has reports that voters were harassed.
Jamestown Foundation reports on Russian security issues