The Washington Post interviews a 24-year-old Siberian journalist about Russia's politics and how the young man's political ambitions have been shaped by Mikhail Prokhorov.
In August, Prokhorov asked the young man to run on his ticket for the Russian parliament.Yegor Bychkov was inspired. He saw a way for an ordinary person to start changing this huge country, the Post reports.
Prokhorov is "a patriot," Bychkov said. "He lives in Russia and he wants to do something to make it better. There aren’t many oligarchs like him left." Then, of course the Kremlin forced Prokhorov out...but Bychkov continues.