Campaign silence ahead of Russia's election
All news services in Russia are prohibited from broadcasting or publishing any campaign messages, forecasts, or opinion polls to ensure unbiased voting the next day.
Meanwhile, everything is set for Sunday's election with the first polling booths opening at 8 am in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka and Chukotka regions. The election will spread across 11 time zones in Russia.
Exit poll results will only be made public after the last ballot is cast in Russia's west.