Russians vote on constitutional changes

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

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 kicked off one week in which Russian citizens are asked to cast their votes on far-reaching changes to the document. It would be a massive surprise if the alterations were not approved. Despite sinking popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin still has a firm hold over a large and stable base of supporters.