A COSMETIC surgery obsessed Influencer is set to take on Vladimir Putin in the farce Russian presidency campaign.
Rada Russkikh, 39, has been labelled a “freak candidate” after she was allowed to run against Vlad to seemingly help improve his image and boost his popularity.hungry
Serious rivals of the dictator have been kept off the ballot paper as genuine anti-war, pro-democracy challengers are banned.
Rada is thought to have been personally picked by the Kremlin so Putin can easily dominate the votes and romp to victory once again.
Despite competing for Russia’s top job Rada has openly admitted she doesn’t think she’ll come close to winning.
The extremely flamboyant woman said in her manifesto: “I’m not aiming for the highest position.
“I just want to deal with the areas that are understandable and known to me.
“I am a woman, and I am interested in order, comfort and safety. Being a good anti-crisis manager.
“I am attracted to renewable resources. I want to preserve the heritage, architecture and traditions.”
She is also against oil and gas – both of which are key economical successes for Russia even with the Western sanctions placed on them.
With almost 700,000 followers on social media Rada was accepted as a candidate by the Central Election Commission.
Putin can use Rada to make himself seem clever by dissecting her lacking political know-how and ripping apart her policies while hyping up his own, according to reports.
Many believe this shows her role is little more than part of the Kremlin’s wicked strategy to make the tyrant seem normal, competent and popular in the polls.
Russian Telegram channel Temnik revealed the Kremlin sees her as “serving several purposes”.
They said: “Rada Russkikh is a typical freak candidate.
“She attracts additional attention to the campaign, improves the image of other candidates, including Putin, by contrast, and also emphasises the presence of competition in the elections.”
Pro-war bloggers are also sickened by the woman’s candidacy and think the election is.
One said: “Why do we need this circus at all? To spend budget money and show the West that ‘look, we also have democracy and elections’.
“This is all for nothing. Stop pandering to them, we are already used to everything, and everyone knows who will win.”
Even though the oddball beauty doesn’t fancy herself to come close to winning she does have some strong opinions on Putin and how he’s caused the world to “complain so much about Russians”.
She slammed his running of the economy amidst claims his ongoing war in Ukraine has only worsened things, albeit through a rather over the top speech.
She said: “I understand perfectly well why the world complains so much about Russians, because we don’t give this world anything except beautiful women and good makeup artists at the moment.
“We can no longer hide behind Russian classical literature, (Yuri) Gagarin and help to all countries in past wars, because that was a very long time ago.
“Now we do not produce anything for the world, we only consume. It’s time for Russians to grow up and start producing something, just like adults.”
Putin, like Rada, is seen as a big fan of plastic surgery.
Experts have claimed for years that his face shows signs of cosmetic improvements that many believe are to help keep him looking young.
Rada admits to having had 16 surgeries over more than two decades in the Kremlin – including to her bum, hips, belly button, boobs, nose and eyebrows.
Outside of the cosmetic cut jobs the pair seem to have in common, Rada isn’t the typical person Putin would appreciate being around.
She has been posting revealing pictures online for some time now in an act Putin once called insulting.
Putin also slammed a recent near-naked ‘Sodom & Gomorrah’ bash attended by his ‘goddaughter’ saying it was a disgrace to Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.
Although not being at that party Rada has posed with a Putin bean bag between her legs before in a picture that the tyrant wouldn’t of been best pleased to see.
Kremlin foe Vladimir Kara-Murza, 41, was also sentenced in April to a devastating 25 years in prison for supposed “treason” and criticising Putin’s war against Ukraine.
However being jailed could be seen as the Kremlin letting you off lightly as former deputy premier Boris Nemtsov – a high profile opposition leader – was murdered near the Kremlin in 2015.
The mastermind behind his brutal killing has never been found.
Another candidate could’ve been Wagner mercenary army founder Yevguney Prigozhin, but he died in a plane crash in August 2023.
In what is believed to have been a Kremlin-inspired assassination of a former Putin crony.
The Kremlin is continuing to hand-pick those who will be allowed to stand against Putin to give of the appearance of an open, fair election.
Putin signed a law in April 2021 that would allow him to potentially stay in power until 2036, once more showing the sham election process for what it truly is.
A vote in July 2020 included a provision allowing Putin to reset his two previous terms, meaning he could run for president twice more.