The State Duma adopted Friday, on the third final reading, a bill on amendments to the law "On referendum of the Russian Federation".
These amendments provide for introducing a ban on staging national referendums during federal election campaigns and a year before the expiry of the tenure of the Russian president and State Duma, with the exception of referendums concerning international treaties.
With the required 300 votes for this constitutional law to pass, it was supported by 302 deputies. The Communist faction voted against it almost in its entirety.
Now the law will be submitted for consideration by the upper chamber of the Federation Council.
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said