Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his presidential election campaign headquarters in Moscow on Wednesday, on the office’s first day of operation. He thanked the organisation for their hard work. “This work is informal, it is important. And moreover, if it becomes formal it will not be effective,” the president said. Putin went on to say that it is important that «we together, gradually... Еще but very confidently, explain to our potential voters that we are aiming to further develop our country and are ready for any steps — I want to point out that — for any steps that will benefit our Motherland, that will benefit our citizens.» Russia’s presidential election takes place on March 18 this year.