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    First Muslim woman enters "election"...

    See, this is what I give Putin credit for. Rigged or not, this latest Presidential "Election", it seems, will feature plenty of interesting new faces, and new drama:

    Aina Gamzatova, the editor-in-chief of the "Islam" magazine and the wife of the Mufti of Dagestan, has sent documents to the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) asking to register her as a candidate.

    The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the presidential election will be held on March 18, 2018. The election campaign was launched on December 18.

    Aina (Patimat) Gamzatova is a Muslim journalist, an adviser to the Mufti of the Republic of Dagestan for relations with the authorities, the editor-in-chief of the "Islam" magazine, and the wife of Akhmad Abdulaev, the Mufti of Dagestan, the "Makhachkala Izvestia" reports.
    Caucasian Knot | Wife of Dagestani Mufti nominates herself for Russian presidency

    Also: Caucasian Knot | Political analysts argue on Aina Gamzatova's prospects in presidential election

    Aina Gamzatova was officially nominated today by a private "initiative group", like other non-party independent candidates, including Sobchak and Putin



    Her husband is Akhmad Abdulaev, aka Sheikh Ahmad-hajji Afandi (why all Dagestani Muftis take on the surname Afandi, I have no idea, it is a local thing), the supreme Mufti and head of the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Dagestan (which is a regional subdivision of the Spiritual Directorate of Russia; all religion has harsh centralized control over there; there are no private churches or mosques allowed o preach their own thing, all is approved by the state)


    While, of course, most of her support comes from the Islamic establishment, via her much respected husband; Aina is also on very good terms with the Orthodox Church


    Obviously, she won't get any significant results, especially outside Dagestan and maybe elsewhere in Northern Caucasus; but, it is the first time a Muslim woman from the South participates in national elections. Serious thing. Actually, I question, though, how much support she will get from her own people too, to be honest, while some Dagestanis online are cheering her on; others are irritated that a woman is stepping out into public light like this. Dagestan is a conservative society. Women are not supposed to act like this there, it's true...

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    Aina was rejected today by the Central Election Commission. Couldn't come up with all necessary paperwork or whatever. Accomplished what she wanted though, I think: made herself known countrywide

    Also rejected today as a potential candidate - Sergey "Lucky" Lee (he is from an ethnic Korean family from Far East, grew up in Kazakhstan, where Stalin deported his grandparents, I believe), one of the most eccentric characters over there

    Lucky Lee is the President of the National Striptease Club Association of Russia (doesn't surprise me at all Russia has such an organization lmao)

    He himself owns the famous Golden Girls club in Moscow




    lol

    He also leads the "vote4peace" movement, which calls for peace between Russia and US

    and peace and love between all peoples in general

    I guess the Election Commission decided he is a bit TOO eccentric a character to allow in lol

    Pretty sure that porn actress didn't get in either: Porn star for President LMFAO

    haha

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