– How did you come up with the idea to create such a specific party?
– The modern form of democracy looks like this: a person comes to the polling station, ticks the ballot and throws it into the ballot box. With some nuances, voting was the same at the beginning of the last century in the United States or Great Britain.
A hundred years have passed, the Internet has appeared, but it is used in almost no way in the modern election process. Rowing on a galley during the period of atomic icebreakers. Purely technological elections in their current form are an outdated story.
– Opinion polls show that Russians still do not really trust digital innovations. In addition, while even government agencies, offering electronic voting, can not give guarantees against hacking the system, fraud. Why should people believe you?
– In Moscow last year, an experiment on electronic voting failed, because the whole scheme did not imply a verification of the database that was understandable even to technical experts. There is a way to avoid cheating votes – using blockchain technology. They will not allow you to change the data that is entered into the system without logging the changes made. If we block the blockchain with authorization, then we can talk about the reliability of the voting system. Trust comes from the fact that people whom they more or less trust confirm that this system can work reliably and is not hacked.
– What are your forecasts regarding the future party?
– I am known to a large number of Russians as the developer of the game World of Tanks. And I have a history of relationships with players, some amount of trust. We have strong technical experts, we will try to invite other well-known and respected people to the organizing committee.
Just like in Russia, EU and USA, the person who won the election does not bear responsibility before his voters until the next election. You vote for a party that promises one thing, but does another, and as a result, people support individuals, and populists – Donald Trump, Vladimir Zelensky, Boris Johnson, begin to win in the world. And we are not talking about that.
We promise voters that we will do what we told them. We are a party of ideas and obligations, not of a leader type. The citizen needs to regain the understanding that his voice is deciding something. At the level of parties that already exist in Russia, this will never happen. They already live in that system in which they are not responsible for anything.
– To whom your promises will seem convincing, who can become your main voter?
– Any citizen of Russia who does not want to continue to be deceived after the elections. We promise at the entrance that if our party will have deputies in regional, city meetings and in the State Duma, then on all key issues, we will ask the opinion of the population.
– All parties have their own sociological services …
– Opinion polls do not oblige you to anything. Everything will be clear with us: we conducted a survey among party members, then our deputy went to vote.
When you make games, you have to do what suits your player, otherwise he just leaves. I am guided by this principle
If we abide by this agreement – what you said, then we do – after some time more people will support us.
– It is easy to create a party, but will it be registered and will it be able to go to the polls? Experts say the growth of distrust in political parties two years before the Duma elections
– I hope we will have time to register before the regional elections. It turned out to be not so simple: there are many bureaucratic steps that need to be taken and at the same time linked to the idea of inner-party democracy. We will hold the constituent congress on March 5. While we are gathering initiative citizens in the regions, because the legislation requires the presence of regional branches in at least half of the subjects. First of all, these will be developers of large regional IT companies.
We are not counting on great success. Each election for us will be a testing ground at which we can test our idea and understand how it works.
– How much are you willing to spend money on the implementation of this project?
– I have a decent salary, mainly to develop a technology platform.