13 Mar. 2018
REPUBLIC OF TYVA, Russia
Sholban Kara-ool, 51, head of the Republic of Tyva and supporter of presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, poses for a picture on the suburbs of Kyzyl town, the administrative centre of the Republic of Tyva (Tuva region), Russia, February 14, 2018. "Putin's era has been the era of Russia's renaissance, the era of overcoming stagnation, of returning to strength and of building a new, strong and modern Russia. A Russia focused on the future," Kara-ool said. "The country needs his iron will, creative energy, reliable protection, and drive to protect what has been achieved already." REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin SEARCH "RUSSIA ELECTIONS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.