In Russia for online voting on amendments to the Constitution of the people gain through the chat in WhatsApp messenger, reported the TV channel “Rain” on June 16.
“It is expected that with the help of SIM cards people will register accounts on mos.ru for online voting and get paid for it – 75 rubles for each registration. Promise to pay and a voice in support – 50 rubles. From these SIM cards is unknown,” reports “Rain”.
According to the information channel, a man named Oleg in the chat explained that each person should record at least 20 accounts per day.
“We need them [every SIM card] to do e-mail. Further mos.ru to make the data (also will be issued). Account registration is day. After you come back through this room and vote for the amendment”, – stated in the message.
In the description of the account Oleg Viktorovich listed security company Getguard. In the SPARK database there is no such company. When you search in Google query Oleg V. getguard gives instagram a man with the nickname @oleg_anikin, the “Rain”.
The correspondent of the channel met by Anikin and got 25 SIM cards. He said that mos.ru may reject the registration of SIM cards and the data given, but it still will pay in the presence of the screenshot.
The main developer of electronic voting Artem Kostyrko said the “Rain” that in 1-2 minutes mos.ru you can create “empty” a personal account that gives access to “almost nothing”.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, one of which involves the nullification of presidential terms of Putin, appointed on 1 July 2020. From 25 June to 1 July, the Russians can vote for amendments online.
20 January 2020 Putin submitted the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to the state Duma. It was unanimously adopted in the first reading on January 23.
In the document, in particular, to exclude the possibility to occupy the presidency more than two terms, to fix the priority of the Constitution over international law, as well as to expand the powers of the constitutional court. On 11 February the Committee of the state Duma has approved the amendments to the Constitution, in the case of adoption of which Putin after leaving from a post of the President for life will remain a member of the Federation Council.
Putin also proposed an amendment, which provides for the formation of the head of state of the state Council “to ensure the concerted functioning and interaction of public authorities”.
Some experts believethat thus the Russian leader is trying to solve the problem of retaining power after 2024, when is the next presidential term. Putin is the Russian President since 2000 with a short break. According to the current Constitution he cannot run for the post of the head of the Kremlin in 2024.