Vladimir Putin extends his presidency reign to six more years after winning by more than a 63% nationwide majority.
However, the results have been heavily criticised with claims of widespread vote rigging and electoral fraud.
Golos, Russia's leading independent elections watchdog, has claimed to have received several reports of "carousel voting", whereby busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times.
Russia is braced for more protests this evening, as over 12,000 police and troops have been drafted in Pushkin Square to prevent further action occuring.
A 'bad result'
Evgeny Dobrenko, Head of Russian studies at Sheffield University, says it is a bad result not only for Russia but for the world.
Mr. Dobrenko suggests that Russia is in need of reform and blames the majority of Russian population for only being interested in stability.
"You don't need to change Putin. Its about the majority of Russian population, they bring in these leaders. To change this, you need real leadership, someone who is interested in liberalisation. This is clearly not Putin", he says.
Meanwhile, despite these claims of corruption, Downing Street has accepted the overall result with David Cameron expected to discuss a "number of issues" with Putin later.
EvgenyDobrenko discusses outcome of another six years of Putin as Russian President: