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The Kremlin lies to kids Putin’s spokesman refuses to change language on the administration’s website for children that says presidents are prohibited from running for a third consecutive term

Source: Meduza
Mikhail Mettsel / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Meduza: In connection with [Valentina] Tereshkova’s amendment, Internet users have been actively quoting an excerpt from the children’s version of the Kremlin’s website that says, “The president is forbidden from cheating or violating the Constitution. Even if all citizens are completely enraptured by their president, you cannot elect him three times in a row.” Do the website’s administrators plan to update these assertions to avoid misleading Russia’s children?

Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman: No, there’s no reason to do that. In this case, we’re talking about a completely different situation and actually Tereshekova explained her initiative herself in detail. I’ll say it again: the maximum number of presidential terms is established in the Constitution. It’s not disappearing from there. And it’s just that, based on the current situation, a one-time exemption was suggested in relation to the current president. So in no way is this a reason to revise such important messages contained on the children’s website.

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