Those weren't presidential elections
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I would like to bring to your attention the fact that the publication on Page A12 (International News) in The Gleaner was apparently a little bit out of date.
On September 13, 2015, elections in Russia really did take place, but they were not presidential elections. which will follow, as generally known, in 2018.
The electoral event in Russia was the so-called annual single voting day - by which citizens have had to give their vote mostly to candidates for the post of the chiefs of some regional administrations. As emphasised by the participants of the election campaign and the experts, the single voting day was a dress rehearsal before the elections to the State Duma in 2016.
All the elections and their results confirm that the voting procedures were held in an atmosphere of competitiveness, transparency, legitimacy and according to democratic process.
I hope that these remarks will be helpful for appropriate information of your readers.
Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of the Russian Federation