Experts appreciated the organization of the voting in Moscow and St Petersburg
Organisation of voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in Moscow and St. Petersburg exceeded all expectations, told reporters the foreign experts visiting Russia in the polls.
"This is the first visit to St. Petersburg a few days we spent at the polling stations of Moscow. I can say that in St. Petersburg the safety of this procedure provided on the same high level... the Vote is going better than we thought. People who come to vote, really happy," - said the Deputy of the city Parliament of Belgrade Draginja VLK.
This position was supported by the independent Greek journalist Dimitris Liatsos. "I can sign under every word colleagues... No excesses, no questions... Everything was calm and surprisingly normal," he said, adding that the foreign experts in Moscow visited daily 4 – 6 polling stations.
A political scientist and human rights activist Johan Backman from Finland noted the high level of organization of safety of participants of voting at polling stations amid a complex epidemiological situation. He also noted the high level of awareness of Russians about the upcoming changes in the Main law of the country.
"It is very important that the turnout (voting on amendments) may be quite high. Twenty-seven years ago was also a nationwide vote on the Constitution (referendum on adoption of the draft Constitution in December 1993). Then the turnout was 56%. I hope now will be much higher," concluded Beckmann.
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 all week from 25 June to 1 July.