Don't you go and think that Obama is the only political figure who recently engaged his country's youth in the political debate successfully. His now Russian counterpart, President Dmitry Medvedev, just like before him Vladimir Putin, is at the top of his game in this area too - as the MT story here below shows.
More on the state-funded youth group Nashi - Russia's version of the Soviet Union's Komsomol, the youth wing of the Communist Party: see Wiki link. Nashi seems strongly inspired by it, with some Nazi/far-right ideology thrown in.
Scary to think what these young people could/can do in this technologically-enhanced "Information Age".
Sunday, February 08, 2009
The Moscow Times » Issue 4080 » Frontpage Top
Nashi Activist Tells of Snooping for Kremlin
06 February 2009
By Natalya Krainova / Staff Writer