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Polling stations in US are ready for elections of Russian president

February 28, 2012, 3:40 UTC+3

There are five consular districts in the United States

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WASHINGTON, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— Polling stations organized in the United States are ready for the elections of the Russian president due on March 4, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in the United States told Itar-Tass on Monday.

There are five consular districts in the United States, The biggest one is the Washington district, which embraces 15 states. Other Russian consulates are located in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Houston.

Polling stations have been also organized in the cities of Boston, Massachusetts, Vancouver, state of Washington, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Cleveland, Ohio, Los Angeles, California, Minnetonka, Minnesota, New York, state of New York, Orlando, Florida, Palo Alto, California, Sacramento, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois.

The Russian diplomatic missions have doe\ne their best to attract as many Russian voters as possible. They used Russian-language newspapers and television and posted information on their websites.

Although Russian diplomats say it is hard to predict the turnout but they hope many Russians will take part in the voting. Security measures have been enhanced at the Russian embassy in Washington.


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