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Foreign meddling in Russian presidential election failed — Federation Council

April 03, 16:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Numerous attempts to influence Russian affairs during the course of the presidential electoral campaign were uncovered by the Russian Federation Council's commission

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MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Numerous unsuccessful attempts to influence Russian affairs during the course of the presidential electoral campaign were uncovered by the Russian Federation Council's (the upper house of parliament) Temporary Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty and Prevention of Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs, said Andrey Klimov on Tuesday who heads the committee.

"We have to note that there were serious and numerous attempts to compromise our electoral sovereignty during this period [presidential elections]. However, the most important thing for us is that those behind the attempts failed to achieve their goals," said Klimov in the course of the Federation Council’s roundtable on the election results.

He noted that the committee would provide "a more detailed special report" on the presidential balloting results in May, after Putin’s inauguration.

Russia’s presidential election took place on March 18. According to the final vote count, Putin was re-elected by a landslide victory with 76.69% of the vote. According to the Central Electoral Commission, the voter turnout came to 67.5%.

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