THE VOTERS' MANY VOICES: HARDLY ANY HAPPY CHOICES

Maria Sukhavei has lived most of her 61 years in Zakharova, a village 29 miles outside Moscow. Like many in the Russian countryside, she has never seen a McDonald's (there are seven in Moscow), has yet to taste a Coke, watch cable television or own a telephone. She must trek miles to the nearest store for bread and milk. "There used to be order," she says. "Today there is no one to complain to in the village when something goes wrong or when we have questions. Of course I will vote for Zyuganov." Her monthly pension is 200,000 rubles (U.S.$40), and...

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