Russian citizens in Vietnam cast their constitutional amendment ballots

(VOVWORLD) -Russian citizens in Vietnam on Wednesday voted on amendments to the Russian Constitution, with three polling stations set up in the Russian Embassy in Hanoi, and the Consulate General of Russia in both Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. 
Russian citizens in Vietnam cast their constitutional amendment ballots - ảnh 1 Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov votes in the referendum

Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov said the new Russian constitution is necessary to reflect changes over the past 3 decades. He added,  “the proposed constitutional changes are updates to current trends. It would have positive impact on Russian lives and spur further growth. If granted approval by the Russian people, the new Russian constitution will become one of the most progressive in the world.”

The Russian Ambassador believes that changes to the constitution will have a positive impact on the relationship between Russia and Vietnam, boosting economic co-operation and maintaining the close ties of friendship enjoyed by both sides.

Featuring a total of 250 polling stations located in foreign countries worldwide, in addition to 100,000 polling stations situated across Russia, voters are going to the polls to decide on changes that could potentially see President Vladimir Putin allowed to stay in power until 2036.