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The CEC spoke about the difficulties during the vote on the amendments

Russia faced enormous pressure from abroad in the course of preparation, holding and summarizing the results of nationwide voting on amendments to the Constitution, said a member of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation Alexander Klyukin.

"I want to say about the difference, which is very typical for this vote in our country. It is due to the unprecedented, absolutely tremendous pressure during the preparation, during, counting, and even today all countries, which suggests that we incorrectly did something. This was not in 1993, exactly... TV, radio, Newspapers, networks filled with revelations and lies," said Klyukin at meeting of temporary Commission of the Federation Council for the protection of the sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Klyukin said he clear why the results of the voting with 25 to July 1 in Russia cause such inadequate reaction abroad. "We hoped the discontent caused by economic problems, coronavirus constraints - the Russian people actually voted for the vote of full confidence in the President. Was hoping for screams of violations, falsifications, it will be possible to question the outcome of the vote, but the electoral system of Russia in General, worked confidently and clearly, providing a clean, transparent voting, and even in the difficult conditions of a pandemic," says the CEC member.

In his opinion, the media attacks on the voting on amendments will continue in the near future. "Swan song of the information war against Russia is not sung. Unfortunately, we have to be willing to continue the attacks on the historic choice of the Russian people, made in the summer of 2020. We will try to get to refuse it, because already there are calls for the abolition of voting and its outcome will frighten new sanctions, will buy hints at the possibility of abolishing the old. And you have to be prepared for the fact that this choice we have to protect," - said Klyukin.

Voting on amendments to the basic law was held from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million). They entered into force on 4 July.