Russian journey reveals voter divisions

Some Trans-Siberian travellers are having second thoughts about Putin, but others say vote offers no choice.

    With just days left until the Russia's presidential election, Al Jazeera boarded the Trans-Siberian railway - which connects the remote far east remote to Moscow - to take the pulse of voters across the vast Eurasian nation.

    Russians from Siberian cities such as Irkutsk and the far eastern port of Vladivostok must travel thousands of kilometres across many time zones to reach the centre of power in the country.

    But many have mixed feelings about the man who has dominated 21st century Russian politics and is now seeking to return to the Kremlin's top job.

    While some are unimpressed with Vladimir Putin’s track record, for many, even among those for whom life is very hard, there is still no real choice.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.