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    While the Russian president wasn't wearing a face mask or gloves when he voted, the interior of the polling station was thoroughly disinfected prior to his arrival.

    On 1 July, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally participated in the nationwide vote on constitutional amendments.

    The president arrived at a polling station at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow where he presented his papers and proceeded to vote just like thousands of other voters across the country.

    The president did not wear a face mask or gloves as he voted, but the interior of the voting station was thoroughly disinfected prior to his arrival.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the consitutional amendment vote on 1 July, 2020.
    © Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the consitutional amendment vote on 1 July, 2020.

    One of the staff at the station also confirmed that, just like all Muscovites participating in the vote, the president was given a gift set consisting of a pen, a badge, a bracelet, a calendar and a ticket to the “Million Prizes” - a program that allows participants to potentially win a voucher that can be exchanged for various goods and services.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the consitutional amendment vote on 1 July, 2020.
    © Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the consitutional amendment vote on 1 July, 2020.
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