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Russia has proposed to introduce a new levy on sales of alcohol and tobacco

Russia has proposed to introduce a new levy on sales of alcohol and tobacco for health development, reports RT with reference to the letter of the OP member, the head "Sober Russia" Sultan Khamzayev Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Khamzayev said the need to charge a 30 percent profit after paying all the necessary taxes.

When OP will work the Coordinating Council on control of voting

Coordinating Council for public control over the voting will be acting in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, its first meeting will take place on July 22, reported the press service of the OP.

"The twenty-second of July at 10:00 in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation will pass session of coordination Council of public chamber on public control over the vote. The event will talk about the transition of the working group on public control over the voting for the new wide format of cooperation with expert and political community through the creation of a permanent coordination Council of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation on public control over elections", - stated in the message.

In the OP called to talk about plans for the elimination of damages of the accident in Norilsk

Russia must not only eliminate the effects of the oil spill in Norilsk, but to publicly tell the world how it will happen, according to the Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation on ecology and environmental protection, Elena Sharoykina.

Russia, as recalled Sharoykina, in 2021 becomes chair of the Arctic Council, which includes eight countries.

In the OP spoke about new technologies disrupt

Games and flash mobs with political overtones, and the dissemination of screenshots with fake news in social networks are new technologies aimed at disrupting the vote, which showed the vote on the amendments to the Constitution, the first Vice-President of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation on development of information community, media and mass communications Alexander Malkevich.

"One of the new technologies that we have identified is the proliferation of fake information, not by sending links, and by spreading through social networks and instant messengers, so-called screenshots... It's a new technology, we have to develop an antidote against it," said Malkevich at the meeting of the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference of foreign States into Russia's internal Affairs, noting that thus usually spread fake news.

The Russians proposed to deprive of the right to travel on the train for drinking alcohol

Member of the Public chamber, head of the project "Sober Russia" Sultan Hamzaev has offered for two years deprived of the right to use rail transport for drinking alcohol in the trains. It is reported RT with reference to the letter from the social worker on behalf of the Minister of transport Eugene Dietrich.

Clarifies that such a measure Hamzaev considers it necessary for the citizens who twice during the calendar year was caught consuming alcohol in the railway transport.

OP talked about the removal of observers from polling stations because of the behavior

The public chamber of the Russian Federation has recorded only two cases in which observers were asked to leave the premises because of their behaviour, reported RIA Novosti head of working group OP on public control over the voting Maxim Grigoriev.

"There were some cases when observers were very strange, including, if I'm not mistaken, in the Caucasus several regions there. Observers our observers, ill-behaved relative to other observers. In fact, they asked on this site no longer work. It is literally, in my opinion, two of the case was such. And it is a matter of personal relationships between the observers," — said Grigoriev.

In the OP assessed the practice of multi-day voting

The voting system in the course of a week in a pandemic is justified, however, in future this practice should be examined in detail before using again, told RIA Novosti the head of the working group of the RF Public chamber on public control over the voting Maxim Grigoriev.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrei Klishas told RIA Novosti that the Federation Council will discuss with CEC and the Public chamber, the possibility of extending the vote for several days to the polls.

In the OP reported the hacker attack on the website monitoring the voting

The official website of the Public chamber of Russia website and the OP of the Russian Federation concerning public observation of the vote was under attack, it was an attempt to disrupt the work of public monitoring of the voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, reported in the OP of the Russian Federation, however, the resources continue, said the head of the working group of public chamber on public control over the voting Maxim Grigoriev.

"The official website of the Public chamber of Russia website and the OP of the Russian Federation concerning public observation of the vote was under attack.... Obviously this is an attempt to disrupt information support of the campaign for public monitoring of the national vote," he told reporters in the OP of the Russian Federation.

OP said the propaganda of the Communist party against the amendments to the Constitution

Head of the working group of the RF Public chamber on public control over the voting Maxim Grigoriev drew attention to the active dissemination of the Communist party of the Russian Federation leaflets calling to vote against the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist party Yuri Afonin, in turn, noted that the position in relation to the amendment is expressed legally.

"The Communist party spreads open spreading Newspapers, leaflets, and mass distributes the call to vote against amendments to the Constitution," - said Grigoriev during a press briefing.

In the OP commented on reports of coercion to vote

At the moment, known to only a few cases with evidence of coercion to vote on constitutional amendments, said the head of the working group of the RF Public chamber on public control over the voting Maxim Grigoriev.

"Actually at the moment known to only a few cases where there are signs that are scanned for signs of coercion to vote", - said Grigoriev on the briefing.

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