Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — officialSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combat — chiefWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
KHABAROVSK, August 29 (Itar-Tass) - Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Area Alexander Vinnikov has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone by one year the regional elections scheduled for September 8 because of the flood.
"I'd ask you to decide on postponing the date of voting and simultaneously prolong the powers of local self-rule bodies by at least a year," Vinnikov said at conference over flood relief in Khabarovsk on Thursday.
"Holding elections today would be diversion of means and resources, because voting is not possible: we'll need additional helicopters and boats. Most importantly, the contingency limits the population's opportunities to take part in the election," the governor said.
Putin has not commented on Vinnikov's initiative so far.