Will Russia’s presidential election be transparent?

Igor Borisov, Member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

1964 - Born in Perm
1986 - Graduates, Mozhaisky Military Institute of Engineers
1986 - Serves in the armed forces
1993 - Head, Commercial Organisation
1999 - Deputy Chairman, Board of the Russian Public Institute of Electoral Law
2002 - Chairman, Board of the Russian Public Institute of Electoral Law
2004 - Graduates, International Law Institute, Justice Ministry of Russia
2007 - Member, Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

Russia has scheduled its next presidential election for March 2. The Central Election Commission expects a voter turnout of between 65 and 70 percent. Vladimir Churov, the Head of the Commission, stated that 5.2 billion Russian roubles which is approximately 208 million US dollars have been allocated to the presidential election campaign from the state budget. He also said that the Commission expects around 300 international observers to be present during the election. Igor Borisov a member of the Russian central election commission is in the studio today to represent the official point of view.