Russians in Sofia Vote Showing Affection for Putin

World | March 4, 2012, Sunday // 14:17|  views

Russian citizens waiting to vote reflected in the windows of the Russian Embassy in Sofia. Photo by

Russians residing in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are voting Sunday at the Russian Embassy for the president who is to rule the country for the next six years.

According to a report by, people are freely discussing and expressing their affection for their candidate of choice, current PM Vladimir Putin.

One of the people in line had recalled to his fellow citizens that it is not allowed to canvass and show support for a candidate on election day, but discussions continued anyway, writes the reporter.

Another thing of note this Sunday is what one of the people waiting to vote saw as an exceptionally long line of people eager to cast their ballots.

"You voted for Boyko, we'll vote for Putin," said a woman, referring to popular Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

According to Russian voters in Sofia, Putin has brought real stability, prosperity and a strong reputation for their country, making it recover from a deep crisis, while the other candidates are either inadequate or yet inexperienced.

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