The opening of the congress of the Just Russia party began with a welcoming address by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the delegates of the congress, RIA Novosti reports.
The head of state wished the united party to adequately prove itself in the upcoming elections. The text of the president’s address was read by the leader of the SR Sergei Mironov. The President noted that the party is one of the authoritative political forces in the country.
Earlier, Putin announced the importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections in September. According to the president, the choice of Russians during the voting must be protected from any attempts to interfere.
Prior to that, the head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova spoke about the preparations for the September elections. Until May 30, a temporary multi-day voting procedure will be applied. Further, a permanent document on the procedure for holding a multi-day voting will be developed.