Russians in Greece are expected to vote in the elections to the State Duma. Two polling stations are open: in Athens, you can vote at the Russian Center for Science and Culture, in Thessaloniki – at the Consulate General of Russia.
At the polling stations there are stands with information about parties and candidates, about the voting procedure. All voters are provided with medical masks, ballpoint pens and gloves, in accordance with established measures against the spread of coronavirus.
The process of expression of will is active: tourists, employees of Russian institutions located in Greece and citizens who have lived here for a long time come with their families. Many Russians voted early – more than 300 citizens actively participated in the electoral process in Larisa, Patras, Rethymno, Kerkyra, Alexandroupolis. Mobile polling stations were organized for them.
Among the first visitors to the polling station was Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrei Maslov. The diplomat noted that all voters should be informed in detail about the voting procedure. For this, all the necessary actions were taken: the information was disseminated in the media, in the social networks of the diplomatic mission, through the honorary consulates of the Russian Federation and the society of compatriots.
Andrey Maslov noted the maximum assistance of local authorities and law enforcement agencies in ensuring the organization of the process of expression of the will of Russian citizens.
Those who have not yet had time to vote may have time to do so before 20:00 local time. Elections are held on party lists and single-mandate constituencies. The Russians living in Greece are assigned to the Kaliningrad District No. 97.
All Russian citizens over the age of 18 have the right to freely express their will. You need to have any identity document with you: a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation or an international passport, a diplomatic or service passport, a certificate of entry / return to the Russian Federation.