At a polling station in Grozny. Screenshot from video posted by ChGTRK 'Grozny':

28 June 2020, 10:23

Report on high voter turnout in Chechnya arouses local residents' distrust

During the first two days of voting on amendments to the Constitution of Russia, 28.45% of voters came to the polls in Chechnya, the republic's Central Election Commission (CEC) has reported. In its turn, the polling conducted by the "Caucasian Knot" has shown that only single residents of Chechnya come to the polls.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the voting on the constitutional amendments in Russia is being held from June 25, 2020 till July 1, 2020.

On June 25 and 26, the first two days of voting, in Chechnya, the voter turnout made 218,238 people, which is 28.45% of the total number of voters on the lists, says the report posted on the website of the republic's CEC dated June 27.

Just single persons come to the polling stations, the residents of Chechnya, interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, have stated. Many stated their unwillingness to vote.

"Neither I, nor my family, nor my friends and acquaintances have and are going to vote. Firstly, because it is unsafe because of coronavirus; and secondly, it is pointless because everything has already been decided," Aslambek, a resident of the village of Pervomaiskaya, Grozny District, has commented.

Zelimkhan, a resident of the village of Starye Atagi, said that he went to vote on June 26. "Apart from me, only two people came to the station during about 40 minutes," he said. Marina, a teacher of one of the Grozny schools, said that on the first day of voting, June 25, about 40 people came to their polling station.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 27, 2020 at 09:37 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

All news

July 04, 2020 23:50

July 04, 2020 23:48

  • Historians criticize installation of Caucasian War monument in Sochi

    In Sochi, a memorial sign has been installed in the place of the fort built by Russian troops in 1837 during the Caucasian War. This sign will split the society, Zurab Gadjiev believes. Any mentioning of the terrible events of the Caucasian War is painful for the Circassian people, Ruslan Gvashev, an activist, has explained.

July 04, 2020 12:35

  • North-Caucasian theologians treat Hajj cancellation as justified

    Residents of Dagestan, Chechnya and the Krasnodar Territory are promised to have their money prepaid for the Hajj travel within two weeks; while in Kabardino-Balkaria, they had not taken money in advance. The decision of the Saudi authorities to abolish the international Hajj is justified in the pandemic condition; Islam admits Hajj non-fulfilment in case of an emergency, theologians have stated.

July 04, 2020 12:33

  • Human rights defenders criticize Georgian authorities for inquiry into "Mtavari Arkhi"

    The investigation conducted by the Georgian State Security Service (SSS) regarding the story of the "Mtavari Arkhi" TV Channel about the coronavirus situation in Marneuli violates the media freedom, Nino Lomdjariya, the Ombudsperson of Georgia, has stated. Initiating a case against the TV Channel for a journalistic plot is unacceptable, the Coalition "For Media Advocacy" believes.

July 04, 2020 12:06

  • Family of murdered KBR resident claims compensation from FSB

    The mother and brother of Khusei Makitov, the murdered resident of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), filed a lawsuit demanding compensation for moral harm, estimated by them at 5 million roubles. The family's advocate insists that the FSB should pay the money, not the convicted officer Pavel Sterlyagov.

News archive