During the count, officials recorded that not a single vote had been cast for that party. Election officials at the stations denied there were violations or count irregularities. It is unlikely that any irregularities at these polling stations would have been on a scale that could have affected the result. The incidents are only a narrow snapshot of what was happening across Russia's 11 time zones and thousands of polling stations on an election day that was a test of whether support for Putin and his allies had held up despite a recession and Western sanctions. Reuters was unable to assess

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