Putin supporters use lingerie-clad models to encourage young men to vote

Vladimir Putin’s election supporters are using provocative pictures of female models in underwear in the latest bizarre tactic to fend off apathy in next month’s Russian presidential poll.

With the contest offering no real choice, and the expected result of six more years of the strongman ruling that Kremlin hardly in doubt, young men are being enticed to vote with a series of sexually suggestive web adverts.

This part of the campaign has been put together by the Russian edition of Maxim magazine – which refuses to say who ordered it, but it is widely seen as part of a covert strategy to ensure voters go to the polls and back Putin.

Shocking, especially so early on a Monday.

I was just appalled by this, and thought it best to share my apalledness with readers.