In the Rostov region, voters who came from the DPR and LPR were issued Russian passports right before the vote
In the Rostov region, some voters who came to vote from the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR were given Russian passports right in front of the polling station. It is reported by “Rain” .
As one of the voters told the TV channel correspondent, he received a passport upon arrival in the Matveyevo-Kurgan rural settlement. The man noted that he was very glad that he had the opportunity to vote.
“Caucasian Knot”, in turn, writes that on September 17, about 400 residents of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass received Russian passports at once. Immediately after that, they were taken by buses to polling stations in the Rostov region.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said on September 15 that the authorities of the self-proclaimed republic would organize 825 bus and 12 train routes to the Rostov region so that DPR residents with Russian passports could vote.
Residents of the DPR and LPR, who are citizens of the Russian Federation, are also allowed to vote on the public services portal.
In total, as of July 2021, more than 600 thousand residents of the unrecognized republics received Russian citizenship.