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The experts appreciated the level of organization of voting on amendments

Russia demonstrates high level of organization and openness of voting on amendments to the Constitution in the context of pandemic COVID-19, told reporters watching the vote by international experts.

He stressed that the organizers of the poll answered all the questions of foreign experts.

In turn, foreign expert from Finland, Johan Beckman also noted the preparations for the vote.

"We are very pleased with the organization even under very difficult circumstances of a pandemic are all well made to ensure a vote. Every employee at the polling station knows their tasks, instructions are everywhere both for voters and for employees," said Beckman.

The observer from France, Chairman of the Foundation "Live" Janine Arnoldi Jih, which called for public headquarters for control and monitoring of the national vote in Moscow, noted the high level of digitalization of the vote and reliability of new technologies.

"The use of technology for voting it is very important that they have not been compromised. And today we have seen that in Russia they are used well," said Jih, speaking at a press briefing at the headquarters.

She also noted the openness and transparency of the voting, including when voting online.

A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed because of the epidemic of coronavirus in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a new date for voting on 1 July. Because of the need to take into account the epidemiological situation and the security of the population, it was decided that the Russians will be able to vote from 25 June to 1 July.