The interior Ministry said the number of prosecutions instituted since the beginning of the campaign

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in photosangelina voting day in the regions of RussiaThe interior Ministry said the number of prosecutions instituted since the beginning of the campaign© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Since the beginning of the election campaign in Russia, opened 17 criminal cases connected with elections, told reporters the head of the main Directorate for ensuring public order and coordinating interaction with Executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Yury Valyaev.

«Today, there have been 228 reported incidents, they are mostly associated with election campaigning on the day of silence and issues of voting procedures. Since the beginning of the election campaign opened 17 criminal cases, concerning election issues, they will be considered,» said Valyaev.

According to him, since the beginning of the campaign to this day the bodies of internal Affairs received 1992 messages related to the election. «About 4.5% was transferred on jurisdiction and jurisdiction of other law enforcement agencies and the electoral Commission, 937 messages are pending, 188 compiled protocols on administrative offenses», — he explained.

Valiaev noted that most of the violations classified under «Manufacturing, distribution or placing of propaganda materials with infringement of the legislation», according to the results of these cases fines were imposed for the sum of 114 thousand roubles.

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