1 March 2012
Last updated at 17:32
BBC Russian Service's photoblogger Dmitry Berkut went to remote villages in Russia to talk to voters, like Anastasiya Ilyinichna Kirillova, in Ozera village, about the forthcoming presidential elections. Anastasiya said: "I don't expect anything from this election. I get my pension, that's enough."
Anna Vassilievna Romanova, shopkeeper, Ozera village: "What I want after these elections is a better life and higher wages. I won't vote for Putin this time."
Natalia Sergeevna Savatieva (left), a 33-year-old social worker, in Vinnitsy village says: "I anticipate nothing, I will simply go and vote."
Nadezhda Ivanovna Dmitrieva, a nurse in Vinnitsy village: "In general, life here is not good, but could be worse. We'll vote for the communist Zyuganov."
Alexandr Konstantinovich Nikiforov (left), a driver from Vinnitsy village, said: "I will vote for Putin, because I don't see any worthy people among the other candidates."
Nikiforova Margarita Anatoliyevna (left), head of local Social Services, Vinnitsy village: "I'll give my vote to Putin – the man who knows our country's problems."
Mikhail Alekseyevich Mikoyev and Nadezhda Vassilievna Mikoyeva, Vinnitsy village: "Our pensions are adequate, that's enough for us. We vote for Putin."
Tatyana Sergeevna Repeshova, a social worker from Vinnitsy village, tells us: "I'll vote for Putin. Will there be any changes? I don't know." You can send your photos to email@example.com. For terms visit bbc.co.uk/terms