The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister, the leader of “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev will not take part in voting at the primaries, which the ruling party will hold this Sunday. As told RBC press-Secretary, Natalya Timakova, Medvedev on Sunday will be in the Crimea, and the vote is only allowed at the place of residence, that is in Moscow. So the Prime Minister will hold a meeting in the Crimea with voters, but will not vote. Previously RBC sources in the party said that there is much hope that Medvedev will come to the site and thus set an example to other Russians.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also plans to participate in the primaries, told RBC press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
Primaries “United Russia” is scheduled for may 22. In the “United Russia” has produced 20% of all polling stations of the country for a vote. RBC sources in the party predict that come the primaries can 10-12% of Russians.