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Leonid Bershidsky

Vladimir Putin Has an Enthusiasm Problem

His legitimacy hinges on people caring enough to find a ballot box.
Where did Putin's voters go?

Where did Putin's voters go?

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

According to the Daily Beast's latest scoop, "a Russian operative" used Facebook to organize an anti-Muslim event in Twin Falls, Idaho, that attracted a grand total of four people. Inside Russia, the Kremlin appears to have a similar inability to stoke crowds. 

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