The International observers are in no doubt:
International observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said there were "serious problems" with the election, which meant that the result was "never in doubt". Independent Russian election monitors said there were widespread violations including ballot stuffing and "carousel voting" - packing vans with voters and bussing them to several polling sites to cast numerous votes.
However, this is how the Putin regime describes the election and the European observers:
The controversial head of Russia's Central Election Commission, Vladimir Churov, accused the international observers of being spies. He also said the election was the world's most honest.
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Remember, Putin´s Russia is the European Union´s strategic partner and Obama´s "reset" partner!