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At least five million Russians abroad can join election voting

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At least five million Russians abroad can join election voting


15.09.2021

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There are at least five million Russians abroad who can join the elections to the State Duma, Federation Council member Andrei Klimov said. According to him, this is a large number of people participating in the political life of the country, the Parlamentskaya Gazeta newspaper writes.

The senator noted that the global Russian world today unites about 60 million people. Over 250 million people speak Russian worldwide.

A little less than two million people are on the consular register. More than half a million of them are in Germany alone, the politician cites.

There are more than two million people abroad who have the right to take part in the elections. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the number of these people is 2,147,140. Of these, 1,829,471 people permanently reside in other countries.

More than 350 polling stations will operate in other countries so that Russian citizens abroad can vote. They will open in almost 144 countries. Those who are registered on the State Services portal will be able to vote online. For the rest, it is necessary to contact the nearest Russian foreign office.

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