Russia Black Politician Elected
By: Michael Stevens
Published: Jul 27, 2021
Jean Gregoire Sagbo is the first black politician elected in Russia.
Russia black politician elected, first time ever. For the first time in Russia, a black politician will hold a political position in the country. He has been referred to as "Russia's Obama."
In Novozavidovo, Jean Gregoire Sagbo was elected as a councilman. Sagbo was born in Benin Africa. However, he has lived and raised his children in Novozavidovo for the past 21 years. He is a Russian real estate agent and politician, his position is councilor of Novozavidovo.
He has been referred to as "Russia's Obama". Russia has had a history of extreme racial violence, which makes this election a significant milestone. Sagbo has already made many key promises for the impoverished town, saying he wants to curb drug addiction, put heating in homes, and clean up pollution.
"Sagbo is Russian inside and that he cares deeply for his hometown," stated the mayor of Novozavidovo, Vyacheslav Arakelov. Sagbo will be one of ten councilmen for the city of Novozavidovo. The people of this town used to stare at Sagbo for the mere fact that they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare, an honest politician.
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