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GORNO-ALTAISK, February 17 (Itar-Tass) —— About 5,000 people, who live and work in remote districts of the republic, or about three percent of Tuva voters, a total number of which makes 167,288 people, are participating in the early voting for the Russian presidential elections in Tuva. The early voting was launched on Friday in two hard-to-reach districts Erzi and Piy-Khem, a source in the republican election committee told Itar-Tass on Friday.
Highland villages, cattle herds, weather forecasting stations, reindeer breeding camps, border checkpoints exist in most municipal entities at district level in the republic.
All types of transport: helicopters, cross-country vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, horses are used for the early voting. Riding reindeers and deer teams are used in the Todzhi district, where the indigenous small-populated minority – Todzhi Tuva natives live.