Joaquim Crima, an immigrant from the African nation of Guinea Bissau, is running for District Chief of the Volgograd District. Crima, who immigrated at the end of the cold war and has studied at Volgograd University, earned his citizenship, and taken a Russian name, is the first Black man to run for public office in Russia. News reports paint a picture of widespread discrimination against African immigrants in the former Soviet nation. Crima hopes to change that one vote at a time. Obama's legacy is far-reaching indeed.