MOSCOW (Reuters) - Following are comments from Russians across the world's biggest country as they voted in Sunday's parliamentary election.
Valentina, 73, pensioner, Moscow:
"I voted for United Russia ... Why? I don't really know. We are already used to Putin and Medvedev."
Pyotr, 20, journalism student, Moscow:
Voted for liberal Yabloko party because he wants "real qualitative reforms. They are a real alternative, so they are more interesting. Although we don't agree with all of their programme, of all the candidates they are the closest to us." .
Yekaterina Makarova, 24, event manager, Yekaterinburg:
"It is time for something to change so I am going to vote for (Vladimir Zhirinovsky's nationalist party) LDPR. So far this seems to be the only party that can resist United Russia."
Rasul Usmanov, 56, Grozny:
"I have never voted before, but today I did it to please (Chechen leader) Ramzan (Kadyrov). I voted for United Russia as I know he is in this party, and our future president Putin is in this party."
Zoya Makhutina, late 60s, pensioner, Moscow:
"I voted for socialism as I am against capitalism. I like that the Just Russia party wants to raise the income tax for the rich."
Artyom, 22, public relations manager, Moscow:
"I voted for Just Russia. First of all, they will win seats, and second, they are not United Russia."
Natalia, 50, tailor, St Petersburg:
"I decided to vote for (Grigory Yavlinsky's liberal party) Yabloko. I know that they won't get any seats, but I won't vote for the others, it makes no sense."
Nikolai, 69, pensioner, Moscow:
"I voted for the Communists for the first time. I am fed up of this mess, this wild capitalism."
Marina, 32, Grozny:
"I did not go vote because I am not participating in this circus. Such open hypocrisy has never been so blatant."
Nikolai, 33, customs officer, Vladivostok:
"I support United Russia. I like Putin. He is the strong leader we need in our country."
Alexander Rybchenko, 52, taxi driver, Yekaterinburg:
"I don't know whom to vote for, there are no solid people or parties ... They are all swindlers, they all lie, I am not going to the elections, it's just a farce."
Vladimir, 34, welder, Moscow:
"I am voting for (LDPR leader Vladimir) Zhirinovsky. I've voted for him all my life ... Nothing will change without him."
(Compiled by Reuters reporters across Russia)