Millions vote for first time

Among the voters on March 2, there were many casting their first ballots in a Presidential election. The decision day was a landmark for a generation of young Russians. Twenty-year-old Vladimir Maximov was born under communism in the USSR, but grew up in

On Sunday he had his first chance to have his say in who runs his country.

“I really feel that there was just one candidate worth voting for. I really hope that the next time I go to the Presidential election there will be more choice,” Maximov commented.

Many young Russians made similar journeys. Keen to make their voices heard and to exercise their right to a say in the direction their country moves in over the next four years.

Though optimistic about the way his country is progressing, Vladimir has higher hopes for the future.