In Belarus, about seven thousand Russians voted for amendments

About seven thousand Russian citizens voted for amendments to the Constitution at the polling stations in Belarus, the number could still rise, said Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

Voting on amendments to the Constitution, he said, "departed from the scheme, in which the sections should be only in the General Consulate in Brest and the Russian Embassy in Minsk".

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. To participate in distance voting were residents of the two pilot regions - Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region. It was held from 25 to 30 June.