Did you see that? Russia just had a primary for the presidential election. You missed it? Don’t worry, only one person voted.
“MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said five people stood a real chance of succeeding him and identified three of them as Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky and Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, said a U.S. professor who spoke with Putin. Putin, however, did not mention acting First Deputy Prime Ministers Sergei Ivanov or Dmitry Medvedev until he was prodded on the sidelines of a meeting with foreign experts, said the professor, Marshall Goldman of Harvard,” The St. Petersburg Times reports.
Meanwhile, Nashi has begun "electoral patrols" ahead of parliamentary elections. "We are convinced that our professionalism and training will guarantee citizens calm and order on the streets of our cities," Nashi said.
Calm as a morgue.