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Putin signs decree to publish amended Russian constitution

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday on the official publication of the country’s amended constitution after it was approved in a recent referendum. The amendments become effective from July 4, according to the decree published on the Kremlin website. Earlier in the day, the …

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Nearly 78 pct of Russians support constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | A total of 77.92 percent of Russians have backed the 206 amendments to the country’s constitution in a referendum, while 21.27 percent have voted against them, data released by the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) showed Thursday. Under the updated constitution, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Turkey vows to maintain peace, security in Syria

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey will do its best to maintain peace, security and stability in Syria, emphasizing political unity and territorial integrity of the neighboring country as a priority. “Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, establishing peace on …

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Putin urges Russians to vote on constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called on citizens to take part in the ongoing referendum on constitutional amendments. “My position is clear, unchanged and absolutely firm: the updated text of the constitution and all proposed amendments will come into force only with your approval,” Putin …

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 Putin’s trust rate at 59 percent: poll

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Results of the latest poll showed on Friday that 59 percent of Russians trust President Vladimir Putin, up from 58 percent a week ago. On June 19-21, the Moscow-based Public Opinion Foundation surveyed 4,000 adults, 31 percent of whom said they did not trust Putin, down …

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All-Russian vote on constitutional amendments begins

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The all-Russian vote on constitutional amendments, postponed from April 22 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, began on Thursday. Voting was originally scheduled to run for one day only on July 1, but election officials opened polls a week early to avoid overcrowding that could spread coronavirus …

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Putin says ‘majority’ back plan to change Russian constitution

Moscow, Russia | AFP | President Vladimir Putin said Friday an “absolute majority” of Russians backed his controversial plan to change the constitution, as he made his first public appearance after weeks of lockdown. Russia, which has the world’s third-largest coronavirus caseload, this week lifted tight restrictions as Putin set the stage for a vote …

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US and Russia to resume nuclear talks, but China casts cloud

Washington, United States | AFP |  Russia called Tuesday on the United States to make a “positive” proposal as the powers open talks on a major disarmament treaty, warning that US insistence on including China could scuttle efforts. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet in Vienna on June 22 with …

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Putin tells metals giant to pay for full cleanup after Arctic spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he expected metals giant Norilsk Nickel to fully restore the environment after an unprecedented Arctic fuel spill, as responders said they had managed to stop the slick from spreading further. A national-level state of emergency was announced after 21,000 …

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