High tech election

­Ilya Massukh – Deputy Communications Minister

The most high-tech presidential election in Russia’s history is just about to start. The polling stations are ready and so are the 200,000 webcams that will broadcast the ballot live on the Internet. It has been a very ambitious and costly project for the Russian government, but the officials insist it will be worth it. The live feed was Putin's idea aimed at making the election process the most transparent ever. So, was it difficult to build such a network in such a short time? And are the officials ready to face any technical and privacy issues that might arise? We’ll discuss the issues with one of the project’s masterminds, Deputy Communications Minister Ilya Massukh.