Putin is campaigning a 70 - 70 strategy, predicting that he will achieve 70 per cent of the vote on a turn out of 70 per cent of voters. Several showed election officials stuffing boxes with ballot papers.
Election officials flew to far-flung regions to collect votes from indigenous herders, while cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov - the only Russian now aboard the International Space Station - cast his ballot by proxy.
With the victory, Putin will lead Russian Federation for another six years.
The current president looks set to win the election, with opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from running after announcing his candidacy in December.
The Central Election Commission, speaking after nearly a third of the votes had been counted, put Putin on 73 percent.
Putin declared victory in front of thousands of people gathered in below-freezing temperatures at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin, where he called for unity in the country.
While countries around the world are battling low election turnouts and voter apathy, some Russian election commissions are reportedly luring voters to the polls by offering free iPhones, watches and even cars.
Putin said that if the substance used in the attack had really been a military nerve agent, then it would have killed anyone targeted on the spot.
In addition, US federal prosecutors are investigating whether Russian-linked groups interfered during the 2016 presidential election.
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Russia's central election commission says its website was the target of an unsuccessful hacking attempt during Sunday's presidential election.
The Russian leader's popularity remains high despite his suppression of dissent and reproach from the West over Russia's increasingly aggressive stance in world affairs and alleged interference in the 2016 USA election.
Yevgeny Roizman, the mayor of Yekaterinburg, told The Associated Press that local officials and state employees all received orders "from higher up" to make sure the presidential vote turnout was over 60 percent.
Almost 109 million voters have the right to cast their ballot in approximately 100,000 voting stations across the 85 regions and republics of the Russian Federation.
But Kiev refused to allow Russians in the country to vote at consulates, according to a statement from the government information agency Ukrinform. Ukraine is also angry over Russian support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, where a deadly conflict continues.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast his ballot in the presidential election, seeking a mandate for a fourth term. Putin faces seven challengers but none poses a serious threat.
Video recordings from polling stations showed irregularities in a number of towns and cities across Russian Federation.
But the 65-year-old former KGB officer is certain to extend his term to 2024 despite a litany of domestic problems such as widespread poverty and poor healthcare following a lacklustre campaign. Voting in the world's largest country ended at 2 p.m. EDT.
Election monitoring group Golos reported dozens of apparent violations Sunday, from the Russian Far East to Moscow.