Alternatives to Putin a mixed bag as Russian election looms
October 26, 2017
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't said if he will stand for a fourth term. But with the election a little more than four months off, the presidential race is a mélange of hypotheticals with one conclusion: None of the potential candidates appear in a position to unseat him.
The most visible and adept foe of the Putin regime, opposition figure Alexei Navalny, wants to run but is legally barred from doing so. TV host Ksenia Sobchak has tossed her hat in the ring, but no one knows if she can meet the registration requirements or if she's effectively a Kremlin red herring...