Video: Election Day Round Up

Michael Idov of the New Republic had a hard time finding anyone who had actually voted in the Russian presidential election, apart from those who attended the polls for free food and prizes. Others he spoke with voted for Zyuganov simply because they wanted to vote for someone who was not “rammed down their throats.” Idov also remarks on the sad state of the opposition, left huddling and hiding in “smoky rooms”, making “hopeless jokes” like dissidents of the Khrushchev era.