Distant voting

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Many Russian citizens came to the Vietnam Russia Tropical Center in Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang Town on Wednesday (February 29) to help elect their next president.

The voting began at 7:30 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. with voters being tourists, experts and researchers in the central beach town.

Sources estimated that there are around 1,000 Russians in Nha Trang.

More voting will take place on March 2 in Binh Thuan Province's Mui Ne Town at 31 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street.

In Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria Vung Tau, Russian voting will be held on March 4 the official election date in Russia.

Many Russian visitors in Vietnam said they are eager for this important election.

"I highly evaluate the fact that the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has ballot-boxes abroad, including in Vietnam," said a Russian tourist who wished to be named only as Alena.

Igor S. Bayazov, first secretary of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam, said Vietnam's central government and local people had been very helpful in organizing the election.

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