Meet Ksenia Sobchak. Ksenia has announced her intention to unseat Vladimir Putin as Russian President. Well, rest is peace, I guess.
Russian journalist, former reality show host and socialite Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday that she intends to stand for president in 2018 as an opposition candidate.
“My name is Ksenia Sobchak. I am standing for president,” she wrote on a website announcing her bid, declaring that her campaign slogan is “I am the ‘none of the above’ candidate.”
President Vladimir Putin has not yet announced his expected candidacy.
In a letter published on the website of Vedomosti business daily, Sobchak said she realised she would be viewed as an unlikely candidate. But she vowed that she would support opposition leader Alexei Navalny and call for him to be allowed to stand, after electoral authorities have said he is not eligible due to him serving a suspended sentence for fraud.
Sobchak is considered the Paris Hilton of Russia, and comes from old, old money. That said, going against Putin and declaring support for Putin’s top rival is not the best idea if one wants to maintain good health and long life. Although it would be great to finally be rid of that KGB bastard.