Saturday, December 03, 2005

A tidbit about a satirist you've never heard of

If you want the rundown on the state of democracy in Russia (short answer: toast), read the whole article I'm about to link. Otherwise, just focus on the current exploits of Viktor Shenderovich, who used to mock Russians in power on a TV puppet show before the station was taken over by the state-run Gazprom oil company. Viktor's running for office now, campaigning for a position equivalent to a US Congressman.

"I'm not running to get into parliament. My campaign is about trying to give people a voice, to protest how democratic reforms have been reversed since Putin came to power," Viktor says.I wonder if Al Franken will be saying the same thing next year in Minnesota.
Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment

<< Home