The footage was analyzed by a group of independent observers with the help of artificial intelligence.

The publication notes that the program cannot identify voters or determine who they voted for, but can count the number of people who voted at the polling station.

The archive contains mostly records from St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Krai, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Kuzbass, Saratov and Bransk regions.

According to official data, 3,200,000 people voted at these 3,505 polling stations.

However, observers and the program calculated that more than 2 million people put ballots in the ballot box.

"If we assume that the same pattern is valid for the total number of those who voted in the elections, then we can talk about the theft of 17.1 million votes," Meduza writes.

At last year's elections to the State Duma of Russia, the CEC closed the online broadcast, leaving it for election committees and candidates.

Volunteer observers requested half-hour excerpts from broadcasts on the State Services website.

Elections of deputies to the State Duma took place for three days.

They were accompanied by a number of scandals, including throwing in, attempts to remove observers from precincts, anomalous results of electronic and home voting, writes "Nastoyashe Vremya".