On Saturday early State Duma elections are taking place at the Russian air base in the city of Kant (Kyrgyzstan). About 200 Russian citizens out of soldiers and officers of the air base and their family members are expected to participate in the elections.
According to air base commander Andrei Samotsvet, election campaign at the base was not organized in the military unit. Servicemen were able to familiarize themselves with programs of candidates during viewing of Russian TV channels.
Elections on the territory of the unit are carried out very democratically, soldiers are coming to the poll not by platoons but as free time permits.
In the wake of the elections sealed ballot boxes will be dispatched to the Russian Federation embassy to be kept in custody there till December 7, 20.00 Moscow time - the end of elections to the State Duma.
The Russian air base in the city of Kant was opened with participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of October. Presently about 150 Russian servicemen stay there.
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