Statement 35-year journalist and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak that she plans to take part in the elections of the President of Russia in 2018 stirred up the Russian political elite and the public. Someone has already expressed socialite support in connection with its “political ambitions”, someone the news openly revolted. Among those who are joined to the second “camp” – the leader of Russian Communists Gennady Zyuganov.
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The head of the Communist party of Russia Gennady Zyuganov is skeptical about the statement presenter Ksenia Sobchak about her intentions to participate in the presidential elections of 2018, has already declared himself “the candidate against all”.
“I belong to the country and its citizens, both the voters and the election itself very seriously. To turn this into a tragicomedy makes no sense… She… called our country and its people are genetic trash. I’m not really able to move after this,” said Zyuganov, whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
The Communist leader was referring to one of the interview socialite, which she gave in 2010. Then Ksenia Sobchak suggested that several events of the XX century has made Russia “a country of genetic scum”.
“She wants to become President of Russia, giving people and the country such an assessment? I think it is not even possible in Burkina Faso. To turn the election into a mockery of a shame, ” – said the head of the Communist party, adding that something about Sobchak can be read in his new book “starting now”.