Will This Man Be Russia's Barack Obama?

Joachim Crima's campaign billboard pictures the African immigrant in a white shirt and tie with his suit jacket slung over his shoulder, photoshopped smiling in front of a winding blue river with the message "Vasily Crima – New District Chief." Except for the Cyrillic lettering, it could be a campaign poster from almost anywhere with a black population. But in Russia, it turns heads. Crima – who has adopted the Russian name Vasily Ivanovich – is running for a district seat on the Municipal...Full Story
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