- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
In addition to suspiciously timed announcements of assassination plots, the Kremlin is also continuing with its tried-and-true strategy of equating voting for Putin to getting it on. In this new ad, a young woman is informed by a fortuneteller that her "first time" will be with the prime minister/soon-to-be-president himself. Her first time voting, you creeps:
This whole sexy United Russia thing seems to have gotten a bit out of hand. For a fairly dark and disturbing response to the trend, see this new parody video from socialite-turned-political commentator Ksenia Sobchak.