OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree postponing the voting day on amendments to the country’s Constitution to another date. Initially it was planned to be held on April 22. According to the document, the vote was put off “in order to avoid risks to the health of citizens of the Russian Federation due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation.” A new voting date will be set by another presidential decree.

The Russian leader also approved non-working days from March 30 to April 3. It is noted that this instruction do not apply to employees of entities operating continuously, medical and pharmacy organizations, as well as enterprises that provide the population with food and essential goods.