Russia wants to ban presence of international observers in its elections
According to Deputy Chairman of the Temporary Commission of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, Andrei Klimov, monitoring missions from countries that do not permit Russian observers in their elections may be banned from attending the 2018 Russian presidential election, reports the Izvestia newspaper.
According to the publication’s source, the Russian senators plan to develop appropriate amendments to the current legislation before the start of the election campaign.
The publication notes that Valentina Matvienko, the Speaker of the Federation Council, made a similar proposal a while ago. She noted that during the presidential elections it is necessary “to conduct effective counteraction …read more