- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Earlier this year we ran a piece by Julia Ioffe on some of the eccentrics and entertainers elected to Russia’s Duma under the front-page headline "Send in the Clowns." Now I feel like we may have used that one too early:
The exam was held on Thursday and apparently Tiririca both "read and wrote" during it, though it’s not yet clear if he was proficient enough to hold office.