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HomerussiaKremlin shortens quarantine before meeting Putin as presidential elections approach

Kremlin shortens quarantine before meeting Putin as presidential elections approach

The Russian government is relaxing its quarantine requirements to meet with President Vladimir Putin as presidential elections approach.

Individuals who wish to meet with Putin in person are required to quarantine for a period of time before their interaction. 

The Kremlin announced that the quarantine period is being lowered from two weeks to five days as presidential election season draws closer, according to The Moscow Times.

The Kremlin’s announcement of the exercise, which simulated a nuclear strike in response to a nuclear attack and involved multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, came hours after the upper house of the Russian Parliament revoked the ratification of a global nuclear test ban in what Moscow has described as a move to establish parity with the United States. 

The bill to end ratification will now be sent to Putin for final approval. The lower house approved it last week.

Russian state television showed Putin directing the exercise via video call with top military officials.

Fox News Digital’s Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at timothy.nerozzi@fox.com

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