MOSCOW, September 17. /TASS/. More than 160,000 servicemen of Russia’s National Guard have been on duty all over the country to ensure public security during the single voting day, the National Guard’s press service told TASS on Friday.
"Over 160,000 servicemen and members of the National Guard will be on duty during the voting period to ensure public order and security," a spokesperson said.
He added that in the run-up to the voting, National Guard members, jointly with other public security and law enforcement agencies, examined polling stations and adjacent territories to make sure no explosives had been planted there.