Chapter ten regions of the Federal district voted for amendments to the Constitution
The head of the Kaluga, Kostroma, Lipetsk, Ivanovo, Kursk, Tula, Ryazan, Smolensk, Voronezh and Tambov regions participated in the voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, reported the press service of the governments and administrations of the regions.
A nationwide vote will take place on July 1, however the opportunity to vote for the Russians have with June 25.
The Governor of the Voronezh region Alexander Gusev voted immediately after the opening of polling stations. He is confident that his example will be followed by many. "In life, not every generation it happens that can be made such major changes to the basic law, and the majority of them are social in nature. I am sure that the turnout will be quite high," he said.
One of the first in the CFA voted Governor of the Ivanovo region Stanislav Voskresensky, he came to the polling station together with his wife Svetlana Kicking. The Ryazan region Governor Nikolai Lyubimov arrived to the polling station at lunchtime with his wife and eldest daughter. "As a family, we voted for these amendments," - said Lyubimov on his page in social network "Vkontakte".
According to the Governor of Kostroma region Sergey Sitnikov, he couldn't stay on the sidelines and not vote because "in the basic law is amended and the changes of principle." The same position is shared by the head of the Smolensk region Alexei Ostrovsky, the Governor of Tambov region Alexander Nikitin, head of administration of Lipetsk region Igor Artamonov.
The acting Governor of the Kaluga region Vladislav Shapsha stressed that the vote is "a real opportunity to influence the making of important decisions." "The key to a stable future for our country, the preservation and maximization of social security, traditional values. We want to live in a world without wars and upheavals, in a sovereign and prosperous country, a successful region. This is the main point of the amended Constitution," - said Shapsha.
The Governor of Tula region Alexey Dyumin sure, cast a vote, citizens have the opportunity to "become part of the great history of our country, to influence the fate of the nation, to vote in favor of a strong and independent state able to give any back."
"I left my voice for a free and proud Russian, the country that gave my grandparents, which worked for my mom and dad, for their dignified old age and the country in which to live happily my children, and hopefully grandchildren", – said the head of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit.
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. It was decided that the actual citizens may vote within seven days from 25 June to 1 July. Nizhny Novgorod oblast and Moscow were the two pilot regions, which residents can vote remotely.