Russia Election

March 5, 2012 - 9:36 AM
Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center, greets his supporters at his election headquarters in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Monday, March 5, 2012. Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, thanking his supporters for helping foil foreign plots aimed to weaken the country, an election which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)