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Situation at Russian Embassy's Polling Station in Kiev Remains Calm

© Sputnik / Vitaliy Belousov / Go to the photo bankIndependence Square in Kiev
Independence Square in Kiev - Sputnik International
The situation at the Russian Embassy in Kiev, with a polling station for voting in Sunday's elections to the Russian lower house of the parliament, the State Duma, is currently calm, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

KIEV (Sputnik) — About 20 employees of the Ukrainian National Police and around 10 National Guard employees maintain public order at the embassy.

Polling stations in central Russia have opened for voting in elections to the country's lower house of the parliament - Sputnik International
Polling Stations Open in Central Russia on Parliament Election Day
Several people have already managed to vote, the Russians are allowed to enter the embassy only with a passport.

Over 111 million voters are eligible to vote in Russia, with 1.87 million of these currently abroad. Some 95,000 polling stations will be open across Russia throughout election day, while another 371 have been set up in Russian diplomatic missions in 145 countries.

During Sunday's elections, Russian voters will choose representatives to the Russian parliament's lower chamber of 450 seats. Half of the lawmakers will be elected from the party lists, while another 225 seats are contested in a single-member constituency race.

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