A Russian mayor needed someone to run against him to make the local election look legit. So, he forced the woman who cleans city hall to run after everyone else refused, and then...she won.
The mayor of a Russian village was looking for someone, anyone, to be on the ballot against him to sustain the farcical illusion of democratic choice. He finally convinced the woman who cleans city hall. And then she won.
The mayor of a Russian town was up for re-election and needed a patsy to run against, so he asked the woman who cleans City Hall. A story that will lift your spirits and make you smile. ⁦
This is incredible. Straight out of Gogol. A Russian mayor needed an opponent so his election looked legitimate. No one would step up except the woman who cleaned city hall. Then she won.
Beautiful | The mayor of a Russian village needed somebody to run against him to create illusion of electoral competition, but couldn't find anyone. Finally he picked the city hall cleaning lady. She won.
Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman: A Russian mayor needed someone to run against him to make the local election look legitimate....So, he forced the woman who cleans city hall to run after everyone else declined, and then... she won.
"When he finally found who he thought was a willing patsy in the person of one Marina Udgodskaya, who cleans city hall, he thought his troubles were over. But then she won."
She Used to Clean City Hall. Now, She Runs It. - The New York Times
She Used to Clean City Hall. Now, She Runs It.
So good by the great Used to Clean City Hall. Now, She Runs It.
In Russia, elections are typically theatrical affairs with the winner and loser preordained. Sometimes, though, they go off script. 🇷🇺