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15,000 Cameras Installed

Rostelecom said it installed the first 15,000 sets of web cameras for the March presidential election following the government's promise to eliminate any possibility of ballot-stuffing.

Web cameras are to be installed in 91,400 voting stations, allowing a total of 25 million users to view the broadcast on webvybory2012.ru.

Sitronics and Kraftway produced the equipment for the project, Rostelecom said Thursday. The cost of the project may reach 30 billion rubles ($1 billion), with the government paying 13 billion rubles and Rostelecom covering the rest of the cost, Interfax reported Jan. 13, citing Deputy Communications and Press Minister Ilya Massukh.

(Bloomberg)

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