Polls open in Moscow in Russian presidential election

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MOSCOW: Voting opened Sunday in Moscow in Russia’s presidential election, with President Vladimir Putin set to secure a historic fourth Kremlin term amid escalating tensions with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Polling stations opened in the far east of the vast country at 2000 GMT Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, Russia’s enclave on the EU border, at 1800 GMT on Sunday.