Sunday, March 04, 2012

Russia 2012 election underway

It's 5 pm in Russia (well, the country spans 11 time zones, so it's 5 pm in Moscow), and the Moscow Times is live blogging the election - in English. No results yet of course...

Here's a guy in Barnaul casting his vote dressed like a polar bear. That guy behind him? He's not naked, he's what Russians call a моржа (morzha) - a walrus - and we call, coincidentally, a polar bear - that is, an ice-swimmer. The bear-guy came into the polling place with half-a-dozen or so of them. (They're carrying their passports, which are their voter ids. This year, there are cameras and webcams at the vast majority of polling places in an attempt to demonstrate transparency and honesty.) Photos from Komsomolskaya Pravda's web site.

guy in Barnaul casting his vote dressed like a polar bear

Russian ice-swimming club comes to vote

Labels: , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post

Links to this post:

Create a Link

     <-- Older Post                     ^ Home                    Newer Post -->