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Russians on Phuket will be able to vote on amendments to the Constitution

Russian citizens residing on the island of Phuket in Thailand, will be able to take part in the vote on the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, have informed in the Russian Embassy in Bangkok.

At the beginning of the export flights out of Thailand because of the situation with the coronavirus in the country was more than 15 thousand Russian tourists, who wanted to return home. In may, this figure dropped to 1700, but Thailand, in particular, are popular among Russians the island of Phuket continues to be one of the priority areas for the export of citizens.

"In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from June 1, 2020 No. 354 nationwide vote on the issue of approval of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation appointed on 1 July 2020, In this regard, the citizens of Russia, located in Thailand, will be able to participate in voting at the Embassy polling station No. 8284 in Bangkok.", - stated in the message of the Embassy on Twitter.

"At the same time, the issue of the electoral precinct on the basis of the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in the city of Phuket," said the Embassy.

A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July.

In addition, residents of the two pilot regions - Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region - will be able to participate in distance voting.