Russians to vote on constitutional changes

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Russia, in the clutches of a coronavirus pandemic that is infecting as many as 8,000 new patients each day, is holding a vote on changes to its constitution. This Thursday will kick off one week in which Russian citizens will be asked to cast their votes on far-reaching changes to the document.

It would be a massive surprise if the changes were not approved. Despite sinking popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin still has a firm hold over a large and stable base of supporters.

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