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ROSTOV-ON-DON, September 13. /TASS/ The oldest voter in Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don, a 103-year old WWII veteran, took part in the elections of the Rostov region governor, a spokesman for the regional election commission told TASS on Sunday, the Voding Day across Russia.
"He took part in the voting at his place of residence. The old man has a proactive attitude to life. He said it was very important to take part in the elections, despite the old age. He said he was concerned over the developments in Ukraine and noted he was voting for peaceful life," the spokesman said, adding that another long-liver, a 100-year old man, also had taken part in the voting. Both, according to the spokesman, were given cakes as a present.
On the Voting Day on September 13, Russia has 10,800 elections of various levels. The country’s 21 regions will elect governors, 11 regions will elect local legislatures. Over 59 million people are expected to participate in the elections, which will be a sort of a "rehearsal" for the national parliamentary elections due in 2016. During the election campaign of this year, the Russian authorities are preparing organizationally for the poll due in 2016 and will be able to see the realistic standing of different political forces throughout the country.