Ballot boxes were delivered to remote villages on Lake Baikal ahead of early voting in the 2018 presidential election in Russia, Saturday. The only connection between these Baikal villages, including the village of Listvyanka seen in the footage, is by ice. In the summer people gain access to the village by boat. «This is the only connection with the big earth,» explained Nina Pomazkina... Еще, Chairwoman of the Electoral Commission. There are only 47 people in the village and they are expected to vote earlier than the majority of Russians — on March 3-4. The presidential election in Russia is scheduled to take place on March 18.