"It is difficult to understand the logic of the refusal, because over the past year and a half, it was in this (limited. -


) format that OSCE ODIHR missions were sent to all countries that, like Russia, are fighting the pandemic," RIA Novosti quoted Pamfilova as saying.

According to her, the limited monitoring algorithm used by the OSCE / ODIHR did not prevent them at the same time from drawing full conclusions about how the elections were held in a number of countries.

"It is not clear why Russia dropped out of this algorithm?"

- said the head of the CEC.

She recalled that this is not the first time for the ODIHR that election observation in Russia has been canceled.

“That was the case in 2007,” emphasized Pamfilova.

She expressed hope that the international observation will be full-fledged, since the observers from the OSCE will be occupied by observers from other international missions.

Earlier, the OSCE stated that it would not be able to send observers to the elections to the State Duma due to the requirement to limit their number.

At the end of July, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Russia is ready to accept and ensure the safe stay of international observers for the upcoming elections of the State Duma deputies.