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  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky: Russia will arm to seize countries of former Soviet Union

    07/04/2015 9:30:50 AM PDT · by Astralike · 16 replies ^ | 4/07/2015 |
    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an odious leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia has approved militarization of the Russian Federation and said that all the countries of the former Soviet Union were a zone of Russian interests. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia praised the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, which began to verify the legitimacy of recognition of independence of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, reports referring to the Russian media...
  • Poland Summons Russian Ambassador Over Zhirinovsky Remarks

    08/13/2014 1:08:03 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    The Polish Foreign Ministry on August 13 summoned the Russian ambassador to protest remarks by Russian nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Speaking on state Rossiya 24 television last week, Zhirinovsky said that Poland and the Baltic states would be "wiped out" should a war break out between Russia and the West.
  • Russia This Week: Ultranationalist Politician Urges Men to Rape Women Reporters on Good Friday

    04/19/2014 6:26:04 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies
    The Interpreter Mag ^ | 18 Apr 14 | Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
    “Woman reporter: Should we introduce sanctions in response? [to the prohibition on the entry of Russian males to Ukraine.] Zhirinovsky: What? Quickly then. No, we shouldn’t. You’re all blood-thirsty. There will be a film about you, ‘The Furies of Maidan,’ f**k. You all have uterine delirium, you women of Maidan. If it weren’t for this uterine delirium, there wouldn’t be any Maidan. Look at that fool Iryna Faraon. She’s spouting hatred toward Russians. You think she hates Russians? She adores them! But it’s uterine delirium. She doesn’t have a lover, she doesn’t have a husband, she doesn’t have anything, f**k....
  • New Royal baby 'is another blood-sucking British monarch' whose birth should not be celebrated..

    07/23/2013 8:34:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 147 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 09:30 EST, 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 EST, 23 July 2013 | By Harriet Arkell
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn son will 'suck the blood' of Russia in the mid-21st century and should therefore not be celebrated, a controversial Russian politician declared today. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the nationalist Liberal Democrat Party, declared 'I don't care about the heir' before accusing the British monarchy of 'destroying our state'. The outspoken politician made his attention-grabbing comments in an interview with the state-run newspaper Rio Novosti.
  • Russian MP Blames Meteor Shower On US Secret Arms Test

    02/15/2013 8:06:35 AM PST · by Fennie · 47 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | February 15, 2013
    Russia's controversial Liberal leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has blamed Americans for today's meteorite scare, local media report. "Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons," Mr. Zhirinovsky confessed to journalists. "[US Secretary of State] John Kerry wanted to warn [Russia's Foreign Minister] Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia," he said.
  • Obama is ‘American Gorbachev’ who will destroy US: Zhirinovsky

    11/05/2008 2:07:49 PM PST · by traumer · 44 replies · 3,777+ views
    MOSCOW, Nov 4: Barack Obama is the “American Gorbachev” who will ultimately destroy the United States, militant Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky said on Tuesday. Credited in the West for leading the former Soviet Union away from Cold War confrontation, Mikhail Gorbachev, now 77, is vilified by many at home for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union and ushering in harsh economic reforms. “Obama, he is the American Gorbachev, he will destroy America, it will not be rebuilt,” Zhirinovsky said at a meeting of the ultra-nationalist party he founded, according to Russian news agency Interfax. Zhirinovsky, a 62-year old...
  • Russia suspect running to be MP [Suspected of murdering Litvinenko.]

    09/16/2007 10:13:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 59+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16SEP07 | BBC News
    If elected, Andrei Lugovoi would be granted immunity from prosecution A Russian businessman wanted in Britain on suspicion of murdering Alexander Litvinenko says he will stand for election to the Russian parliament. Andrei Lugovoi denies any involvement in former Russian agent Mr Litvinenko's death from poisoning in London in November 2006. He has said he will run for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) of the Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky. If elected in December, Mr Lugovoi would get immunity from prosecution. "I confirm LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky's announcement that I have agreed to join the party's electoral list," Mr Lugovoi told...
  • Alexander Dugin, the Issue of Post-Soviet Fascism, and Russian Political Discourse Today

    07/23/2007 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 400+ views
    Ukrayinska Pravda ^ | 07/23/2007 | Andreas Umland
    The past two years witnessed a welcome sensitization of the Russian public towards skinhead attacks and ultra-nationalist propaganda. In view of escalating violent attacks and other actions against foreigners, the debate on Russian fascism is currently experiencing a new high in the Russian media. There was a similar debate in the mid-1990s, when the confrontation between President Boris Yeltsin and the “intransigent opposition,” a state of near-civil war in Moscow, the ascent of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the appearance of neo-Nazi parties, and the first Chechen war, gave rise to the notion of a “Weimar Russia.” Even though this construct has made...
  • Vladimir Putin Forms Party List

    12/07/2006 4:10:11 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 13 replies · 515+ views ^ | 12-07-2006
    Russian President Vladimir Putin received political party leaders in his Novo-Ogarevo residence yesterday. He united them into a pool with which he will cooperate and meet on a regular basis. Kommersant’s special correspondent Andrei Kolesnikov believes that the president has thus closed the list of parties open to dialogue with him. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with political party leaders yesterday. Many of them did not hope to see the president in person, for they did not overpass the 5% barrier during last parliamentary elections, did not get into the State Duma, and thus were not granted meetings with Putin....
  • Russian ultranationalist lawmaker calls for severing ties with Estonia

    11/10/2006 7:08:41 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 25 replies · 510+ views
    RIA ^ | 10/ 11/ 2006
    MOSCOW, November 10 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's flamboyant ultranationalist lawmaker, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proposed Friday that Russia should sever diplomatic ties with Estonia, its former Soviet ally in the Baltic Region. "With respect to Estonia, we should sever diplomatic relations and announce an economic blockade," said Zhirinovsky, who is deputy speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament. His remarks came following the Baltic state's passage on a first reading Thursday of a bill allowing the demolition of monuments to Soviet troops who died fighting Nazi forces in the Baltic republic in WWII, but who are branded as 'invaders'...
  • The Jewish side of the family

    06/30/2006 12:13:34 PM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 30, 2006 | Yossi Melman
    The Jewish side of the family By Yossi Melman It looks like an everyday scene in a cemetery. A man who is no longer young stands, mute and weeping, at his father's grave. This particular scene, however, was fraught with historic irony. The son is Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, the third largest in the country. Zhirinovsky, an anti-Semitic nationalist, who has expressed esteem for Hitler, proposed that Russia offer asylum to Yasser Arafat and supported Saddam Hussein, found his...

    01/12/2006 7:30:06 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 23 replies · 745+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 1/12/06
    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma and leader of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party has suggested that the Soviet Union and its surrogate states would have been justified to kill Pope John Paul II who, he claims, was planted in the Vatican by the CIA to wrest Poland from its pro-Soviet rulers. In an interview with a Russian radio statio, on the day the Pope's would-be assassin, Ali Agca, was released from an Istanbul jail, Zhirinovsky was asked whether the KGB, had commissioned the attack. "There is no direct evidence necessarily of a Russian connection here, but...
  • Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems

    01/11/2006 9:22:05 AM PST · by lizol · 88 replies · 2,571+ views
    Pravda ^ | 01/11/2006 | Yaroslava Krestovskaya
    Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems 01/11/2006 17:39 The US Secretary of State released a coarse anti-Russian statement. This is because she is a single woman who has no children Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, openly criticized the Russian government in connection with the gas conflict with Ukraine. Ms. Rice used quite a trivial technique of psychological pressure, which is mostly practiced in the field of education. According to Condoleezza Rice, Russia's actions towards Ukraine did not characterize it as a respectable member of the Group of Eight. The statement from the high-ranking US official sounded...
  • Secret services behind French riots - Zhirinovsky

    11/08/2005 4:05:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,314+ views
    Interfax ^ | 11/7/05
    MOSCOW. Nov 7 (Interfax) - The current developments in France result from new political methods and the actions of the secret services, State Duma Vice-Speaker and leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky told Interfax on Monday. "These are new political methods. The current situation in France was planned in advance - secret services are behind the riots, their goal is to bring a pro-American leader to power in 2007," he said. Zhirinovsky does not think similar riots possible in Russia. People from former French colonies are taking part in the French unrest, he said. In fact, this...
  • Zhirinovsky: "Yushchenko is worse than Hitler," his wife is "Banderian’s daughter"...

    08/28/2005 11:55:00 AM PDT · by Mazepa · 101 replies · 1,469+ views
    ForUm ^ | 23 August 2005 | ForUm
    23 August Scandal - Zhirinovsky: "Yushchenko is worse than Hitler," his wife is "Banderian’s daughter" and all Ukrainians will be exiled to Siberia Lvovskaya Gazeta reports that Vladimir Zhirinovsky the leader of Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) made Anti-Ukrainian speech at the picket being held by his party before the Embassies of Georgia, Ukraine and Israel in Moscow. Zhirinovsky menaced Ukraine with Apocalypses because of "Viktor Yushchenko is worse than Hitler," who was more honest than Ukrainian President and because of "his wife is the daughter of Banderian who eloped to America. Zhirinovsky stated also that Hitler "opened Russian schools...
  • Zhirinovsky wants Putin to run for 3rd term

    08/03/2005 12:41:17 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 331+ views
    Intefax ^ | Aug 3 2005
    Zhirinovsky wants Putin to run for 3rd term. MOSCOW. Aug 3 (Interfax) - Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky on Wednesday suggested constitutional changes to permit the same person to serve as president for a maximum of three terms, rather than the current two, and extend the term of office to seven years. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), led by Zhirinovsky, who is also Duma deputy chairman, "proposes that a referendum on amendments to the constitution of the country be held before the presidential election of 2008 then [President Vladimir] Putin would be able to stay for a third term and remain...
  • Russian Nationalist Party Prepares Bill Banning Coca-Cola, Pepsi

    06/28/2005 1:52:45 PM PDT · by lizol · 20 replies · 674+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 28.06.2005
    Russian Nationalist Party Prepares Bill Banning Coca-Cola, Pepsi Deputies of the ultra-nationalist Liberal-Democratic faction of the State Duma have prepared a draft law banning the sale of soft drinks containing caffeine and other stimulating supplements including vitamins, Ekho Moskvy radio reported on Monday. If passed, the bill would outlaw popular drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The explanatory note to the bill says that despite the fact that caffeine content in Coca-Cola and Pepsi does not exceed the legally allowed norms, the drinks can nevertheless be hazardous as some consumers drink large quantities at a time. The radio quoted a...
  • Russia Tries to Prevent Former Nuclear Minister's Extradition to US

    05/22/2005 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 344+ views ^ | May 20, 2005
    Moscow ( - Russian prosecutors have asked the Swiss government to extradite Moscow's former top nuclear official to face criminal charges, in what is widely seen as a bid to prevent him from being sent to the U.S. instead. Former Atomic Energy Minister Yevgeny Adamov was arrested in Switzerland early this month in response to a request by the U.S. Justice Department. He is accused of embezzling up to $9 million provided by the U.S. Energy Department for Russia to improve security at its nuclear facilities. Some Russian politicians have expressed suspicions that the real reason the U.S. wants access...
  • Saddam's Bought Russians

    05/17/2005 8:32:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5/16/2005 | Jed Babbin
    Saddam's Bought Russians By Jed Babbin Published 5/16/2005 12:16:42 AM Russia's stubborn pro-Saddam stance in the UN Security Council brought Vladimir Putin's party and political machine enormous financial rewards in the form of bribe money coming from the UN Oil for Food Program, according to two detailed reports being released today by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI). Those bribes have fueled Putin's drive to restore authoritarian government in Russia. It is more than just corruption. Senate investigators say Saddam's penetration of the Russian political system was so deep that it could -- and did -- cause the passage...
  • Senate points to Russian officials in Iraq scam

    05/15/2005 11:34:47 PM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 87 replies · 1,725+ views
    Saddam Hussein's government provided senior Russian officials with oil rights worth millions of dollars under the oil-for-food program in an effort to lift U.N. sanctions against Iraq, according to a U.S. Senate Committee report released on Monday. The oil allocations were "compensation for support," Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan told the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The report, based on documents as well as interviews with Ramadan and Tareq Aziz, the former deputy prime minister, pointed to Alexander Voloshin, former chief of staff to President Vladimir Putin in the Russian Presidential Council, and ultranationalist parliamentarian Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Both men had...
  • Regional Elections Spark Fistfight in Russian Parliament

    03/30/2005 7:34:04 AM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 247+ views ^ | 30.03.2005
    Regional Elections Spark Fistfight in Russian Parliament MosNews Deputies of the nationalist Liberal Democrat faction in the State Duma on Wednesday were involved in a fistfight with other parliamentarians, the RIA-Novosti news agency reports. The leader of the Liberal Democrat party and a deputy speaker of the lower house, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said that numerous violations had been registered during the elections in the Yamalo-Nenets district and sharply criticized the work of the incumbent head of the region, Yuri Neyolov. “People like Neyolov are a disgrace to our country. To demonstrate our protest we are leaving the session hall,” Zhirinovsky said....
  • Russian MPs embrace anti-Semitic tactics

    01/26/2005 11:55:08 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 5 replies · 497+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | January 26th, 2005 | By Andrew Osborn in Moscow
    Israel's relations with Russia sank to a low yesterday after Jerusalem condemned a group of nationalist Russian MPs who signed a declaration that has been condemned by Jewish groups as anti-Semitic and a throwback to the Third Reich. The declaration, signed by some 20 members of the Russian parliament from the Motherland and Communist parties, demanded that Jewish organisations be banned throughout Russia on the grounds that they are extremist in nature, hostile to the Russian populace and implicated in ritual child murder. It lamented the fact that "the whole democratic world is today under the financial and political control...
  • Russia's nationalists call for ban on Jewish groups

    01/25/2005 11:51:34 AM PST · by fo0hzy · 57 replies · 759+ views
    Russia's nationalist lawmakers have asked the prosecutor general to ban all Jewish organizations because of their "extremist" views, in a vitriolic call ahead of this week's 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. The letter was dated January 13 but only rose to public attention this week. It shocked human rights defenders and even some of the original signatories reportedly changed their minds and were recalling their names. A foreign ministry statement issued on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's attendance at the Auschwitz memorial commemoration in Poland said "the statement has nothing to do...
  • Dancing at Someone Else’s Wedding

    12/02/2004 7:12:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 173+ views
    Gazeta.Ru ^ | 02.12.2004 | Gleb Cherkassov
    Ukraine’s political crisis has given Russian politicians the ideal opportunity to show their full worth, and to compensate for the dullness of Russia’s domestic political life. There’s Boris Nemtsov [leader of the Union of the Rightist Forces] spouting jokes at an orange-colored meeting in downtown Kiev. Who remembers ever seeing Nemtsov like that? Perhaps, only his relatives and friends, or his SPS allies, say, back in 1999. Had he been so energetic and eloquent during the 2003 parliamentary campaign, would his party have been pushed into the wilderness of modern Russian politics? Oh, and there’s Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [leader of the...
  • Zhirinovsky named in oil-for-food scandal

    12/01/2004 6:15:18 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 6 replies · 918+ views
    upi via email no url | 12/1/4
    LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Two European newspapers claimed to have evidence Wednesday Russian ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky profited from the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq. The Financial Times and Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore conducted an investigation and claim to have documentary evidence former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein personally did business at least twice with Zhirinovsky. They tracked movements of two oil shipments through Zhirinovsky to the Russian oil company Tyumen, and also the Houston-based Bayoil. Under the U.N. plan, Iraq's oil exports were to be strictly controlled and used in exchange for food as the country was living under...
  • Russia and Immigrants From the USSR (Attempts to Control Russian Immigrants, especially Jews)

    11/26/2004 4:29:24 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 65 replies · 3,607+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Alexandr Nemets
    Russia and Immigrants From the USSR Dr. Alexandr Nemets Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 Moscow's Plans Regarding 'Former Russian Jews' Does anybody know how many people of Jewish origin from the USSR now live in the U.S. and Canada? Hundreds and hundreds of thousands. Thousands of them became prosperous businessmen, many tens of thousands are highly qualified professionals in programming, other high-tech areas, and universities and colleges. Remarkably, almost all these people are using Russian as a second language; they read Russian books and locally published Russian newspapers and magazines, and watch Russian-language TV channels. And they are still interested in...
  • Security Council Members Deny Receiving Favors from Saddam Hussein

    10/08/2004 12:16:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 558+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 07 Oct 2004, 18:23 UTC | Peter Heinlein
    Among those named as recipients of Oil-for-Food vouchers is the program's head, Benon Sevon, former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua, radical Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, and Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
  • Controversial Russian MP "prays" for Bush Victory

    05/25/2004 10:43:32 AM PDT · by ambrose · 13 replies · 135+ views
    25 May 2004 16:02 Controversial Russian MP "prays" for Bush Victory The outspoken and eccentric Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of Russia’s self-termed liberal democrats, has announced that he intends to pray for George Bush win in November’s presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports. In the past, Zhirinovsky has been a vociferous critic of the war in Iraq and Washington’s actions. “We need to rejoice, to praise Bush and to ask God for him to win in November. Bush means war in Iraq and is a gift for Russia,” Zhirinovsky said. He has apparently changed his views on the Iraq war after...
  • The Oil-for-Food Scam

    04/21/2004 6:39:37 AM PDT · by Valin · 21 replies · 217+ views
    Commentary ^ | May 2004 | Claudia Rosett
    The Oil-for-Food Scam: What Did Kofi Annan Know, and When Did He Know It? For years, the United Nations Oil-for-Food program was just one more blip on the multilateral landscape: a relief program for Iraq, a way to feed hungry children in a far-off land until the world had settled its quarrels with Saddam Hussein. Last May, after the fall of Saddam, the UN Security Council voted to lift sanctions on Iraq, end Oil-for-Food later in the year, and turn over any remaining business to the U.S.-led authority in Baghdad. On November 20, with some ceremony, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan...
  • Saddam Hussein's fish chef nostalgic about times past

    02/13/2004 9:37:03 PM PST · by Shermy · 14 replies · 144+ views
    AFP ^ | February 13, 2004
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - As Saddam Hussein languishes in US custody, the glory years live on for his fish chef, Ayyub al-Obeidi, who catered for Iraq (news - web sites)'s top dignitaries and his personal favourite, the strongman's son Qusay. "Among my customers were Saddam, his wife Sajida, their children and all the regime's ministers and chief officials," says 64-year-old Obeidi, sipping tea in his restaurant in Abu Nawwas Street. "Saddam loved my fish. He used to send his guards to order from me two or three times a week. The last time was two months before the regime fell," in...
  • 'Mad Vlad' urges West and Russia to destroy Islam

    02/13/2004 11:46:29 AM PST · by missyme · 7 replies · 291+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb 13th,2004 | Julius Strauss
    The West should unite with Russia against Islamic radicals and Chinese immigrants, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant Russian ultra-nationalist, said yesterday. The firebrand politician, who is making a moderate political comeback in Russia, gave warning that if the former Cold War enemies did not form an alliance they would be overrun. In the West, the man who won the soubriquet "Mad Vlad" and who struck fear into the hearts of political leaders in the 1990s with his battery of threats, is considered a political has-been. Even in his homeland the former lawyer, who has called for the Russian army to invade...
  • 'Mad Vlad' Urges West And Russia To Destroy Islam

    02/12/2004 6:05:11 PM PST · by blam · 71 replies · 628+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-13-2004 | Julius Strauss
    'Mad Vlad' urges West and Russia to destroy Islam By Julius Strauss in Moscow (Filed: 13/02/2004) The West should unite with Russia against Islamic radicals and Chinese immigrants, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant Russian ultra-nationalist, said yesterday. The firebrand politician, who is making a moderate political comeback in Russia, gave warning that if the former Cold War enemies did not form an alliance they would be overrun. In the West, the man who won the soubriquet "Mad Vlad" and who struck fear into the hearts of political leaders in the 1990s with his battery of threats, is considered a political has-been....
  • Russia's Zhirinovsky still spouting outlandish rhetoric

    01/14/2004 1:39:29 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 1 replies · 102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2004 | Steve Gutterman
    MOSCOW -- He's not even running for president this year, but flamboyant nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky had plenty of outlandish ideas Wednesday about how to build Russia's future - ranging from publicly executing corrupt officials to firing theater directors who put on allegedly stale classics such as Chekhov's plays. Speaking at a news conference alongside his party's candidate in the March 14 presidential election, Zhirinovsky said Russia needs a "strict regime." Many of his statements involved solving Russia's problems with bullets and bombs. To curb corruption, Zhirinovsky said that 10 government ministers, 10 lawmakers, 10 bureaucrats and 10 generals should be...
  • Putin's Crowning Glory

    12/09/2003 4:56:55 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2003 | GEOFFREY T. SMITH
    <p>MOSCOW -- The allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin won a historic victory in elections at the weekend, giving the Kremlin effective control of the Duma, or lower house of parliament, for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union. Mr. Putin's allies in the United Russia party gained most at the expense of the Communist Party, which continued to wither. But the elections also contained two much less savory aspects: a huge protest vote from those who have yet to benefit from his rule, and a collapse in support for the only parties committed to Western-style liberalism.</p>
  • U.S. Brings Saddam Back to Power

    04/23/2003 12:45:00 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 17 replies · 198+ views
    Pravda ^ | April 23, 2003 | Vasily Bubnov
    U.S. Brings Saddam Back to Power! 04/23/2003 17:56 Russian politicians know how Saddam is feeling and where he has taken shelter The Iraqi dictator is still refusing to leave some people in peace. Saddam is a mysterious person: He disappeared, and nobody knows where he can be hiding. Russian politician and Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky has suddenly become anxious about the fate of his best friend, which is how he himself refers to Saddam Hussein. In fact, Zhirinovsky may know something no intelligence agency in the world can even guess, not to mention the...
  • Zhirinovsky and Friends Attack School

    09/02/2002 6:01:30 AM PDT · by Jasonconley · 203+ views
    PRAVDA.Ru ^ | Sep, 02 2002 | Sergey Yugov
    According to Interfax, Russian Duma speaker Gennady Seleznev said today that, last week, he met with chairman of the All-Russian education foundation Sergey Komkov. In Komkov’s words, Duma vice-speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky and about 20 followers attacked a Serebryany Bor-2000 school belonging to the foundation. The building was captured by force. The press-service of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office informed that criminal proceedings have been instituted against “some famous people who, contrary to the law, captured the building owned by the foundation.”
  • Zhirinovsky Demands $17 million from Turkey for their 'Fascist' Criminal Code’

    08/21/2002 9:37:30 AM PDT · by Jasonconley · 4 replies · 175+ views
    PRAVDA.Ru ^ | Aug, 21 2002 | Pyotr Bely
    Everyone owes millions to Vladimir Zhirinovsky Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky totally supports the lawsuit that was filed by Russian-speaking immigrants against the successors of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Zhirinovsky is demands $23 million from Germany and Turkey. The LDPR leader stated his demands at a press conference in the Russian Consulate General Office in New York.

    08/21/2002 2:00:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 451+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | AUGUST 21, 2002
    ZHIRINOVSKY SUGGESTS THAT ENGLISH BE MADE SECOND OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN RUSSIA, AND RUSSIAN IN THE USA NEW YORK, AUGUST 21, 2002 /From RIA Novosti Correspondent Dmitry Klimentov/ -- LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposes that a visa-free regime be established between Russia and the United States and that English be made the second official language in the Russian Federation and Russian in the United States. A RIA Novosti correspondent reports that Zhirinovsky, now in the USA on a private visit, had made this suggestion at a press-conference at the Russian Consulate General in New York. In an earlier RIA Novosti...
  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky to Make Russian America's Second Official Language

    08/19/2002 8:36:25 AM PDT · by Jasonconley · 23 replies · 384+ views
    PRAVDA.Ru ^ | Aug, 19 2002 | Pyotr Bely
    Vice-speaker of the Russian parliament Vladimir Zhirinovsky is to visit the USA once again; as usual, the objective of his visit is special. The vice-speaker says that he has offered to meet with representatives of the US presidential administration and the US department of state, as well as with the CIA deputy director and deputy minister for Domestic Security to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq. Although the Russian deputy knows little about the life of average Americans, he has a clear idea of the life of Russians in the USA. Moreover, he has plans to protect their interests in America.