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"Harry Potter" to run for governor in Russia?

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Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 05:20 PM

A Russian politician has changed his name. "Harry Ivanovich Potter" claims that he will run for governor in the Ural mountain Sverdlovsk region, according to this report from BBC News. Another version of the story can be found at ABC News. Quote: "Archbishop Vikenty of Yekaterinburg said of the attempt to use the character's name for political ends: 'People are going mad, they are doing things unthinkable for a sane person.'" Thanks to all who sent these links.

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