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October 12, 2009
African-born election candidate nicknamed Russia’s Obama

The spike in neo-Nazi violence against immigrants over the last decade has not deterred one black man from running for higher office in the southwestern corner of the country. Joaquim Crima is the first African-born Russian citizen to run for political office.

Crima has secured enough votes to get his name on the ballot, but Russian opinion vacillates from rejecting him because of his color to interest in his exoticism. The video raises questions on race relations in Russia, and what it actually means to be Russian.

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this movie sucks

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