Around 2.5 times more voters have come to the polls so far than in the elections of 2012, said the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova.
Participation in the elections was 100% at the International Space Station, joked the Director General of Roskosmos, Igor Komarov, and thanked the CEC for organizing the voting possibility in space. (At the moment, there is only one Russian cosmonaut aboard the ISS)
Anton Shkaplerov announced his choice to his manager, who filled in the bulletin and dropped it into the ballot box at the Mission Control Center. The cosmonaut said that today is a day off for them in orbit, so the elections did not greatly affect the daily routine, and colleagues from other countries watched the events with interest.