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Kremlin defends holding July vote that could extend Putin's rule despite coronavirus

Reuters Wednesday, 3 June 2020
The Kremlin defended on Wednesday plans to hold a nationwide vote next month on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his long rule, saying the coronavirus epidemic was expected to ease before it is held.
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