Just six days remain in the annual “Siberian of the Year” campaign, so y’all need to get on it and vote. This year’s roster of candidates tilts heavily toward athletes, particularly Olympic champions and disturbingly bronzed bodybuilders. But the Frozen East also produces its share of artists, most notably the late Egor Letov (who would be honored posthumously). Microkhan was tempted to give Letov the nod, but we couldn’t resist casting our ballot for actor Eduard Ondar; we’re a bona fide sucker for anyone who plays Genghis Khan on the silver screen.
Knowing the way the human mind works, alas, Ondar probably doesn’t have much of a chance against reigning Miss World Ksenia Sukhinova. She is the pride of Nizhnevartovsk, a bleak oil town in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. I bet there’s a whole bunch of Nizhnevartovsk-ites stuffing the digital ballot box for her right now. And probably some horny Muscovites, too.