Polls for the Russian presidential election opened in the city of Petropavlovsk, in the north-eastern Kamchatka Krai on Saturday. «The next six years of everybody's lives depend on how we vote today,» Mikhail Polusmak, a resident of Petropavlovsk, said. The first polls open in Russia’s Far East at 2000 GMT on March 17 and the last polls in the Kaliningrad exclave close at 1800 GMT on March 18... Еще. The first round of the 2018 Russian presidential election will be contested by a total of eight candidates on March 18. Should no candidate reach a majority, a second round will take place three weeks later scheduled for April 8.