Monday, 28 December 2009

Politics: Filipp Kondratyev -Where is this electoral candidate now and what of his political aspirations?

I was wondering, –does anyone know the outcome of the ‘Srednyaya Akhtuba District Elections’ in southern Russia? Via google I now know that Joaquim Crima came third but what of Filipp Kondratyev? I just thought I would post the following to give you some background on Filipp Kondratyev and his political aspirations....

Title Russia: Seeking to Lead a District, by Way of Africa [Published: August 24, 2009]
A second candidate of African descent, Filipp Kondratyev, said he would run for head of a rural district in southern Russia, election officials said Monday, making for an unusual slate in a country that is deeply suspicious of immigrants. The campaign for head of the Srednyaya Akhtuba district, in the Volgograd region, has attracted widespread news media attention because of the candidacy of Joaquim Crima, a Guinea-Bissau native who has become known as the Barack Obama of Russia. But now he faces a challenger with racial credentials even more like Mr. Obama’s — Mr. Kondratyev is the son of a Ghanaian father and a Russian mother. Mr. Obama is the son of a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. [Credit: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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