Cosmonaut Wagner Voted With The ISS Under The Constitution Of The Russian Federation Through A Proxy On Earth
Cosmonaut Ivan Wagner, who is on-board the International space station (ISS), voted on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation through a proxy - the commander of the Russian cosmonaut detachment Oleg Kononenko, who was located in the mission control Center (MCC) near Moscow, according to the press service of the Russian cosmonaut training Center (CPC).
"Ivan Wagner voted on amendments to the Russian Constitution. Voting from the ISS was carried out through Oleg Kononenko, who was a confidant of Wagner and was in touch with him at the MCC," the CPC clarified.
Kononenko read out the information from the ballot to Wagner and noted the necessary points at his request. After that, the ballot was dropped into a portable urn, which was brought to the MCC for this purpose, the CPC reported.
Astronauts from the ISS always vote according to the same scenario, which is written in the documents. For this purpose, a special procedure is provided: each cosmonaut selects a proxy who comes to the MCC, where the cosmonaut expresses his decision over a closed communication channel, and the proxy reflects it in the Bulletin.
Wagner's colleague on the ISS, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, became the first person in the world to vote from orbit. On June 30, he was able to vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation remotely on a special Internet portal, since he has a permanent registration in Moscow. Online voting, which was attended by residents of Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod region, began on June 25 at 10: 00 Moscow time and ended at 20: 00 Moscow time on June 30. Users had to log in to the platform using any of the accounts (mos.ru or gosuslugi.ru) and open the e-newsletter page. Access to it appeared after entering the code that came in a text MESSAGE to the number specified in the personal account.