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Sep 17, 2021
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Journalist "Echo" four times tried to catch Peskov with an election question

The journalist of the radio station “Echo of Moscow” four times tried to catch the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov with a tricky question about the elections. But he never achieved anything.

An Echo correspondent asked a Kremlin official to comment on the “coercion” of the police to vote. The reason for such suspicions was the reports of some people that there were many people in uniform at one of the polling stations.

In response, Peskov asked to explain why the journalist decided that the police were certainly forced to vote, that this was not their own decision.

Both the military and the police vote. This is absolutely normal practice. A lot of people want to vote, free themselves a day off. Where does the conclusion that this is coercion come from?

he wondered.

The interlocutor of Peskov reformulated the question four times, but he could not explain why the presence of police officers at the polling station necessarily means being forced to vote.

Let us remind you that elections to the State Duma are being held in Russia from 17 to 19 September. They are carried out according to a mixed scheme. Some of the deputies are elected according to party lists, and some – according to single-mandate constituencies.

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