«Rostelecom» will carry out procurement for the surveillance of the elections in the state Duma

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotomasterskaya voters voting at the election of the President of the Russian Federation with video cameras installed at polling stations, the information center of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation. Archival photo«Rostelecom» will carry out procurement for the surveillance of the elections in the state Duma© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The government has appointed Rostelecom is the only contractor for the procurement of services for the video broadcast and the additional elections to the state Duma in September, the corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information.

«Define public joint stock company «Rostelecom» the sole executor by the Ministry digital development, communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation for the procurement of services related to the organization of video surveillance, image stream in the information-telecommunication network «Internet» complementary elections of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation September 9, 2018, and storage related videos», — the document says.

Heads of Supreme Executive state authorities of RF regions and local governments are recommended, inter alia, to ensure access of representatives of «Rostelecom» in the polling station of the polling stations and premises of territorial election commissions for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of appropriate equipment, follows from the document.

The Central election Commission had previously assigned on the single voting day on 9 September by-elections in seven single-member districts as the relevant parliamentary seats became vacant earlier. The CEC received the documents for nomination of candidates in single-mandate candidates in the upcoming by-election from ten parties, all lists Agency was certified, they included 44 candidates. In addition, this election involved four self-nominated candidates.