In the Volgograd region together with the elections will be a referendum on the time zone

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Photo: Max Vetrov / RIA Novosti

In the Volgograd region simultaneously with the election of the President of Russia will hold a referendum on the transfer time one hour ahead. As reported RIA Novosti, came to the areas residents receive two ballots.

Currently in Volgograd time coincides with Moscow, whereas the neighboring Saratov and the Astrakhan region, located to the North and South, live at the time, MSK+1.

Supporters of the time complain about the lost “light hour”: in the region before dawn and in the evening not enough sun light. Their opponents point to possible health problems of the population, the increased burden on students and rising costs for electricity.

Just for the regional referendum is made of 1.88 million ballots.

85 regions of Russia lie in 11 time zones. The first stations visited by the Residents of Kamchatka and the Chukotka Autonomous district at 23:00 MSK on March 17, the elections will end at 21:00 on 18 March in the Kaliningrad region.

18 Mar 2018 over 80 million voters in the country will be able to vote for their presidential candidate in the 43 271 section equipped with video surveillance systems and broadcast images to the Internet. To observe the electoral process online, please visit the “Our choice”.

In the presidential election involved eight candidates: Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Pavel Grudinin (KPRF), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Vladimir Putin (self), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko).

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