Russians Elect First Black Politician

At first, people would stare at the only Black man living in the small village of Novozavidovo, 65 miles outside of Moscow. Now they see West African native Jean Gregoire Sagbo as one of their own. So much so that they elected him as one of the town's 10 municipal councilors, reports the Associated Press. "His skin is black but he is Russian inside," says Mayor Vyacheslav Arakelov. "The way he cares about this place, only a Russian can care..."


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