International observer, Semi Meyer, called the results of the elections held across Russia on September 8 "credible," speaking at the press conference in Moscow on Monday.

"Considerable number of observers [was] present [at] all the polling stations as well as the CCTV cameras [were] installed at many polling stations that the experts visited. All these make the results provided by the election commission credible," stressed Meyer.

He added that the voting process and counting of the votes were organised in accordance with the law and international standards.

Chairman of the Council of the Russian public institute of electoral law, Igor Borisov, mentioned that international experts observed the elections "at the invitation of Russian public organisations and specialised associations."

Vice-mayor of Italian city of Barbaresco, Alberto Bianco, said that he was "struck by the efficiency with which the electoral system works in Russia."

On 8 September local elections of different levels took place in all 85 federal subjects of the Russian Federation.

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