Russian presidential hopeful Boris Nadezhdin on Wednesday submitted more than 100,000 signatures from supporters needed to register as a candidate in the upcoming election. The Central Election Commission will check the authenticity of the signatures and must decide within 10 days whether he can run.
DW Russia expert Konstantin Eggert analyzes the underdog’s chances and the effects his possible candidacy may have on Russian society.
Angela E. Stent is professor emerita of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and senior advisor and director emerita of its Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has served in the Office of Policy Planning in the US State Department and as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia.

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