2004 filming for Russian presidential election held on 14 March 2004. Rights-ready stock footage featuring the Russian capital Moscow in 2004. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin was looking for a second four-year term. 2004 Russian Presidential Voting Video Footage
Other candidates are lined up against Vladimir Putin and Putin was re-elected with 71.9% of the vote. Putin won a victory. In 2004 in Russia 109 million people had the right to vote. The turnout should constitute at least 50% of voters who voted.
2004 Russian presidential election Stock Footage
2004 Russian presidential election Stock Footage from Moscow polling station
At that time in Russia 109 million people have the right to vote. The turnout is considered to have taken place if at least 50% of voters voted.
According to the Russian chess champion, Gary Kasparov – quote “The 2004 elections are a fiction. The incumbent president, in essence, determines the composition of the participants in the election campaign. The government introduced Censorship on Chechnya and other major political topics in the country. Criticism of the incumbent president is not possible in Russia “.
Stock footage of Russian President Boris Yeltsin casting a ballot for his successor Vladimir Putin. Filming at a Moscow polling station during the Russian Presidential Election on 14th of March 2004.
The main intrigue of the 2004 Presidential elections was not the name of the winner, but the voter turnout. To understand who the Russian president will be, it is necessary that the elections take place. Therefore, important that more than 50 per cent of Russians who have the right to vote come to the polls. The percentage of voters who vote constitutes a “turnout”.
At that time in Russia 109 million people have the right to vote. Legitimate turnout needs at least 50% of voters to vote.
Many Russian officials feared that the turnout would be too low and the vote would have to be taken place again. Therefore, officials across the country made a lot of efforts to ensure that citizens take advantage of the right to choose a President. A few weeks before March 14, information appeared in the media about gifts, discounts on utility bills and free haircuts. Russian government prepared for those who voted including cheap food for sale in front of the polling stations.