The mood here is euphoric ... This is being looked upon as a miracle in this small Russian town.

These men haven't seen a pay check in eight months. Sometimes they are paid not in cash but believe it or not in coal.

There's been another large explosion, ... The situation has turned chaotic here.

He says he reserves the right to do that again. The question is will he do it now or will he wait to see the results of the run-off.

A very tense process.

It's looking to be a close race indeed.

The question is what is he going to do about it.

This has real been quite an ordeal. This has been a real matter of pride and dignity for the Russian people.

The question is now: Where have those militants gone? There's no clear answer to that.