Russia: Voting in full swing in Moscow's mayoral election

SOT, Reporter (Russian): “Are you always such an active citizen?” SOT, Ekaterina Kurilovich, voter (Russian): “No, I am just a normal citizen.” SOT, Reporter (Russian): “What would you say about how everything is arranged here?” SOT, Stalina Lagranskaya, voter (Russian): “Everything is always well organized here, we are always welcomed here well. So, everything is very good here.” SOT... Еще, Reporter (Russian): “What do you feel about how everything is organized?” SOT, Valentina Ivanova, voter (Russian): “Everything is well organised. You just come, get the ballot paper and vote. It takes five minutes or even less. Everything is all right.” Muscovites heading to the polling stations to cast their ballots for the mayor of Moscow shared their impressions how the day was organised at one of the polling stations on Sunday. “[I came here] with a sense of duty,” voter Stalina Lagranskaya said. “Everything is well organised. You just come, get the ballot and vote. It takes five minutes or even less. Everything is all right,” another voter, Valentina Ivanova, said. According to the Moscow State Election Commission, the turnout at the elections for the mayor of Moscow stood at 17.17% at 15.00 (13.00 GMT). A total of 7.2 million people are expected to cast their ballot. At 08:00 (06:00 GMT), 3,808 polling stations opened their doors in the capital, including 209 in the Moscow Region. Five candidates are running for the Mayor of Moscow this year including incumbent Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Mikhail Balakin, put forward by the Union of Citizens party, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia member Mikhail Degtyariov, the Russian Communist party deputy Vadim Kumin and Ilya Sviridov, member of the Spravedlivaya Russia party.

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