Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Russia's Investigations Committee examining election violations

Officials from Russia's Investigations Committee are examining video on the internet of the supposed violations at the December parliamentary election.

Criminology experts have drawn the conclusion that most video clips contain clear elements of montage, Itar-Tass reports.

The footage was from voting locations in the Moscow, Kemerovo, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, and Tula regions, the Krasnoyarsk territory, the constituent republics of Chuvashia and North Ossetia, as well as the cities of St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Moscow.

"The most remarkable thing is that all the clips were uploaded from the same server, which is located in California, and the Investigations Committee is making steps now to identify the authors and customers of these video products," Vladimir Markin, an official spokesman for Russia's Investigations Committee, said, according to Itar-Tass.

Investigations Committee chairman Alexander Bastrykin said that the committee has close to 100 clips on electoral encroachments, and that studies are being done by independent specialists and Interior Ministry specialists who will report on the results separately.