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Russia: Putin meets with United Russia primaries participants

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 20, 2016 at 19:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with and spoke to participants of the upcoming United Russia party’s primaries at the organisation’s headquarters in Moscow, Wednesday.

He said that "preliminary voting is a new thing for our country" and for the first time it will be used "by the same rules and across the country." He expressed his hope that it will be a good way "for searching new, promising and interesting people, politicians" who can benefit the Russian society.

Vladimir Putin also underlined that 'United Russia' should "show an example of fair, open competition" and wished success to the participants of the primaries.

He talked about Crimea and the fourth line of the energy bridge, saying that despite a lot of issues that he had a positive discussion with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitri Kozak and Prime Minister of Crimea Sergei Aksenov. He pointed out that all these issues can be resolved only with active participation of "deputies and Crimean deputies, presented in the State Duma and your Parliament.

The 'United Russia' primaries will be held on May 22, 2016.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with and spoke to participants of the upcoming United Russia party’s primaries at the organisation’s headquarters in Moscow, Wednesday.

He said that "preliminary voting is a new thing for our country" and for the first time it will be used "by the same rules and across the country." He expressed his hope that it will be a good way "for searching new, promising and interesting people, politicians" who can benefit the Russian society.

Vladimir Putin also underlined that 'United Russia' should "show an example of fair, open competition" and wished success to the participants of the primaries.

He talked about Crimea and the fourth line of the energy bridge, saying that despite a lot of issues that he had a positive discussion with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitri Kozak and Prime Minister of Crimea Sergei Aksenov. He pointed out that all these issues can be resolved only with active participation of "deputies and Crimean deputies, presented in the State Duma and your Parliament.

The 'United Russia' primaries will be held on May 22, 2016.

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