Russia’s presidential race: and then there were four

Sociologist Elena Bashkirova and political image maker Igor Mintusov

On March 2, the Russians will go to the polling stations to elect their next president. Four candidates are running for the post. The names were finalized on Sunday by the Central Election Commission. They are: Andrey Bogdanov, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Gennady Zyuganov and Dmitry Medvedev. The campaign will start on February 2. What will determine the choice of Russian voters? Sociologist Elena Bashkirova and political image maker Igor Mintusov are in our studio to share their views.