Russians are voting on constitutional amendments that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Voter turnout is a key factor for the Kremlin's success. Deutsche Welle takes a look at the messaging behind the campaign.
Referendums can have unpredictable risks and side-effects, as Vladimir Putin may yet discover. He has just had the people endorse changes to the constitution, as Christian F. Trippe writes.
The constitutional reform bill allows Russia's President Vladimir Putin to run for president again and bans same-sex marriage, among other changes. Opposition figures said the vote was marred by irregularities.
Yulia Tsvetkova faces charges of "spreading pornography" for artwork promoting body positivity, including for posting vagina drawings on social media. Her case has sparked a wave of support among activists and artists.
Russia is voting on changes that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. But what other changes are being proposed? Here is an overview.
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