MOSCOW, February 27 (RAPSI) – An amendment setting April 22 as the date of the All-Russian vote on Constitution has been submitted to the State Building and Legislation Committee of the lower house of Russia’s parliament in the framework of run-up to the second reading of the bill on Constitutional changes, a State Duma statement reads on Thursday.

According to Pavel Krasheninnikov, an author of the amendment, the proposed changes with respect of the date of the All-Russian vote were developed basing on the results of a meeting of the working group on drafting amendments to the Constitution held on February 26.

The date of the voting is to be a legal public holiday, it is to be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.