Chechen Police Official Wins Presidential Poll
About two hours after polls closed in yesterday's presidential election, acting Chechen President Sergei Abramov said preliminary results showed that Maj. Gen. Alu Alkhanov, the republic's top police official, passed the 50 percent mark needed to win the presidency, the Interfax news agency reported.
The breakaway province's election was held to replace pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated in a bomb blast in May. ...
... In an interview that appeared in a Russian newspaper Friday, Alkhanov bluntly described his mindset as he readied himself for the post of president.
"The main thing now is not to be assassinated," Alkhanov said, "and be able to at least achieve something."
I guess the "politics of hate" isn't a phenomenon unique to these United States.