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Putin to address Russians on TV amid vote on his rule, Kremlin says

FILE PHOTO: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin speaks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a video conference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia June 26, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin will make a televised address to the Russian nation on Tuesday ahead of the final day of a nationwide vote on reforms that could extend his rule, the Kremlin said.

Russians are taking part this week in a seven-day vote ending on July 1 to approve or reject constitutional reforms that would clear the way for Putin to remain in the Kremlin until 2036.

Reporting by Alexander Marrow and Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams

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