Vladimir Churov, the head of the Russian Central Election Commission, is observing the parliamentary election in Azerbaijani districts, the Russian embassy in Azerbaijan said.
"Despite the adverse weather conditions and snow in Shamakhi district of Azerbaijan, the voter turnout reached 13 percent at the polling stations as of 10:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours)," he said.
After leaving the Shamakhi district, Churov went to the Ismayilli district of the country, where he will continue monitoring the election.
The parliamentary election is being held in Azerbaijan Nov. 1.
Some 503 international observers from 40 organizations and over 66,000 local observers monitor the parliamentary election in Azerbaijan.
Some 767 candidates claim for 125 seats in the Azerbaijani parliament.