Russian Presidential Election 2012

There’s going to be a presidential election here on March 4th! Here’s what you may need to know going into the election (with as little commentary as possible)…

This article in Russia Beyond the Headlines gives a good summary of the candidates.

The below video is my favorite political ad in Russia right now. It’s something Stephen Colbert would be proud of, but it also has a good message, “You always have a choice!” It’s for Zyuganov, the Communist Party candidate.


All the candidates have ads of course, and they’re also running PSAs for people to vote, which is cool to see. There’s no question whether Putin will win or not, but it will be interesting to see how Putin reacts to the victory (humble or bold), the claims of voter fraud and any protests that occur after the election.


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One Response to Russian Presidential Election 2012

  1. Mike says:

    Looks more like a promo for an action movie.

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