MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. Eight criminal cases linked with the elections in Russia have been opened, Mikhail Davydov, chief of the Russian interior ministry’s public order directorate, said on Sunday.
"In all, eight criminal cases linked with the elections have been initiated. As many as 156 administrative violations have been exposed," he said.
According to Davydov, most of violations are linked with illegal dissemination of election campaign materials and deliberate harm to printed election-related materials.
On September 9-11, Russia holds elections of 15 top officials in regions (14 direct elections and by voting in parliament in Adygea), members of six legislative assemblies, 12 councils of people’s deputies in the administrative centers of Russia’s constituent territories, and also members of local governing bodies.