Two prominent Russian-Armenian women – an Olympic champion and a top journalist – are among the proxies of President Vladimir Putin in the country’s upcoming nationwide election.
Yana Yegoryan, a double Olympic fencing champion, and Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Russia Today – are on the list of the 259 individuals authorized to represent the incumbent leader.
The Central Electoral Commission completed the registration of proxies on Friday, January 12, RIA Novosti reports.
Under the country’s legislation, a presidential candidate is entitled to appoint up to 600 proxies.
The presidential elections are slated for March 18. The official campaign kicked off three months earlier, in December.