Vladimir Putin looks set to win another six-year term as President of Russia.
Exit polls put the 65-year-old far ahead of his opponents in the Sunday vote.
Most of Putin's opponents were however considered weak, with Alexei Navalny barred from the race.
The exit polls are not final results though. The official results are expected to be released in the coming hours.
Putin has been a constant figure in Russia's politics for 18 years, and was already the country's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
His critics have however alleged that the election was not fair, citing the Kremlin's tight control over the media, quelling of the opposition and restrictions on some election monitors to ensure a free vote.
The vote took a huge toll on the organizers, as they had to cover the country's 11 time zones – over 22 hours.
97,000 polling stations were set up across Russia according to the Central Election Commission.
IF heis declared winner, Putin's new mandate will see him rule until 2024.