Russia’s First African Candidate for Office

Interesting story from VOA:

Joaquim Crima, a 37-year old native of Guinea Bissau, in West Africa, is running for district chief, in a small village in central Russia. He is likely the first black person to ever be a candidate in Russia.

Joaquim Crima, a 37-year-old native of the West African nation of Guinea Bissau, says he will run for public office in the small, central Russian village where he lives. The announcement is significant because of Crima’s racial heritage. Few, if any, Russian citizens of African descent have run for public office in the country.