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  • Clowns Put Horse Up for Election (Russia)

    09/11/2003 9:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 230+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Friday, September 12, 2003 | Galina Stolyarova
    How about a horse for governor? Walking down Nevsky Prospekt on Wednesday, you were likely to be stopped by several clowns introducing a horse to you and asking you to support it. This was, of course, no ordinary horse: According to a large poster next to it, the horse is running for St. Petersburg governor and is supported by the president. Pedestrians crossing Anichkov Bridge, which has statues of men straining to hold prancing horses on its four corners, were asked whether they would elect a horse if the president so requested and were invited to vote by putting an...