MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who previously decided to self-isolate due to COVID-19 cases in his circle, is unlikely to visit the headquarters of the party that wins the upcoming parliamentary elections, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
"There are no such plans yet," Peskov stated, answering the question whether Putin planned to talk to the winning party after the elections.
Commenting on the remark that previously, after the polls had closed, Putin visited the United Russia party’s headquarters, the Kremlin spokesman said that it was "unlikely this time."
On Tuesday, Putin decided to self-isolate due to COVID-19 cases in his inner circle. On Thursday, he explained that not just "one or two" people in his entourage fell ill but dozens of them.
Elections to the 8th Russian State Duma (lower house) are scheduled for September 19, 2021, known as the Single Voting Day. The balloting process will span three days - September 17, 18, and 19. In addition to the State Duma elections, voters will go to the polls to cast ballots for the heads of nine Russian regions (in another three regions local legislatures will elect top executive officials) and in elections for 39 regional parliaments.