The Mystery of Ksenia Sobchak’s Presidential Campaign Website

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“Putin mentor’s daughter Ksenia Sobchak to run for president. Socialite says she is standing as a protest candidate but analysts suspect it is a Kremlin-backed move to split opposition. Analysts said her candidacy looked like a Kremlin-backed “spoiler” campaign to boost the legitimacy of the elections and split the liberal opposition. Alexei Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition figure, is unlikely to be allowed on to the ballot.” –

Putin mentor’s daughter Ksenia Sobchak to run for president. Here are her father and Putin, St. Petersburg, 1990s

Ksenia Sobchak’s website code includes weblink to Gudkov’s website. Gudkov is the State Duma politician

Ksenia Sobchak’s website uses the same Google Analytics id as the website of a prominent Russian blogger, Varlamov

Ksenia’s website code ( mentions the domain that redirects to her site.

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