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Prospect’s poll gains a Russian outpost

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Putin: niet votes

What is the Russian for public intellectual? Fashionable website is finding out, writes Susan Richards, with a version of Prospect’s own big brain competition. No orchestrated hijacking of the public vote has yet occurred—perhaps because the Kremlin is far too canny to stick its nose in. As a result, Putin has won almost no votes, while the man behind his “sovereign democracy” concept, Vladislav Surkov, has netted just 1 per cent. Results so far reflect the nation’s new diversity,…

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