Russia IT Girl Rebels

Russia IT Girl Rebels

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 file photo Russian socialite and TV host Ksenia Sobchak speaks at a rally against Russia's parliamentary elections on Sakharov avenue in Moscow, Russia. “I’m Ksenia Sobchak, and I’ve got something to lose. But I’m here.” This is what the 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality said when she began her unlikely foray into political activism by taking the stage at a huge anti-Putin rally in December. Once considered untouchable because of her family’s close personal ties to President Vladimir Putin, Sobchak has since found that she does indeed have something to lose, as her apartment has been raided by police and she has been called in for interrogation. It has been a quick change of fortune for Russia’s It Girl, who like many Russians of her generation experienced a civic awakening after many years of political passivity. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, file)

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June 14, 2012 10:43:05 AM
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Kseniya Sobchak
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