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Vybor Awards

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Every genre of the entertainment world has its own award shows. Theater has the Tony. Movies the Oscars. Music the Grammys. Why not elections? I bet the Russian election is a cesspool of some classic moments. So . . .

For his role in “Take him out . . . And shoot the scoundrel!” the best actor award goes to . . . Vladimir Zhirinovsky!

If anyone else has any Russian Presidential gems send them to Nominations can be text, video, audio, document, anything. I’ll try to organize a panel of Russia blogger judges. Maybe it is damn time to have an awards.

Here are the categories:

Best Actor
Best Speaker
Best Line
Best Propaganda

Best Whiner

Best Villain
Best Hero
Best English Article
Best Russian Article
Stalin Prize
Lenin Prize