Political parties and election blocs participating in the State Duma elections will be given airtime on TV channels and on radio stations for their election campaigns free of charge, beginning today.
The State Duma election campaign in the media started on November 7. Campaigning on TV and radio stations and in periodicals is allowed from November 7 until December 6. The media campaign can be conducted on a paid basis. As for free airtime and publications in the media, candidates can use these options on weekdays from November 10 until December 5.
In accordance with the election law, publication of results of opinion polls, forecasts for election results and results of any other research related to the elections, including displaying these materials on the Internet, is forbidden during the period from December 2 until December 7.