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Published March 04, 2012, 12:00 AM

Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, has tears in his eyes as he emotionally reacts at a massive rally of his supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations. Putin made the claim at a rally of tens of thousands of his supporters just outside the Kremlin, thanking his supporters for helping foil foreign plots aimed to weaken the country. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Read the article: Putin Claims Victory in Russia's Presidential Vote