Foreign diplomats impressed by work of public headquarters monitoring Moscow duma election

The public headquarters (HQ) for monitoring the Moscow city duma election has been visited by 19 observers representing foreign diplomatic missions in Moscow, HQ secretary Vadim Kovalyov has announced.

"They were inspired but what they saw here. Firstly, they were surprised that any Muscovite can get registered on the website and follow the elections. Secondly, our possibilities of working with video materials - we reeled back the broadcast and showed them their visit to one of the polling stations. Thirdly, they were impressed that no one of us receives compensation for our work. They thought that we were some special body, an organization," Kovalyov who accompanied the diplomats said to journalists.

He said that the observers included representatives of the embassies of Venezuela, Mexico, the USA, France, Japan and others - a total of 19 countries who familiarized themselves with the work of the HQ and attended a meeting of its probing unit.

 

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