Partial results show ruling United Russia party will retain power in parliament after winning over 45% of the vote.
Russiaâ€™s ruling United Russia party, which supports president Vladimir Putin, retained its majority in parliament after a three-day election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, despite losing around one fifth of its support, partial results on Monday showed.
With 50% of votes counted, United Russia was ahead with 46.11% of the vote, the election commission said, followed by the Communist party with 21.4%.
Although that amounts to an emphatic win, it would be a weaker performance for United Russia than the last time a parliamentary election was held in 2016, when the party won just over 54% of the vote.
The election commission was slow to release data from online voting in Moscow, where United Russia traditionally does not fare as well as in other regions.
One Moscow pensioner who gave his name only as Anatoly said he voted United Russia because he was proud of Putinâ€™s efforts to restore what he sees as Russiaâ€™s rightful great power status.