Muted Response From The West To Putin Win [world Service]

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We report on the global response to Vladimir Putin's Electoral win

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba all sent congratulations to the Russian President on his election win but there was little response from western countries. We hear reaction from inside Russia and across the world to the election result.

Also as U.S President Donald Trump unveils his plan to combat opioid drug addiction which includes the death penalty where appropriate, we hear from people in America with direct experience of the opioid crisis. And Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is due to meet President Trump today said in an interview he considered women and men to be equal. Saudi Arabian women share their views on the Prince's comments.

(Photo: Vladimir Putin at a rally in Moscow, Russia, March 17 2018. Credit: Andrey Rudakov/Getty Images)

President Putin wins election to lead Russia for six more years

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba all sent congratulations to the Russian President on his election win but there was little response from western countries. We hear reaction from inside Russia and across the world to the election result. A nine year old boy has allegedly shot his sister dead in a row over a video game in Mississippi. We'll hear what the local conversation in Mississippi is today. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is due to meet President Trump today said in an interview he considered women and men to be equal. Saudi Arabian women share their views on the Prince's comments.

Photo: President Putin following election result. Sergei Chirikov)

We report on the global response to Vladimir Putin's Electoral win

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

President Putin wins election to lead Russia for six more years