Zhirinovsky compares unauthorized rallies to ‘Russian tradition of fist-fighting’

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MOSCOW. June 14 (Interfax) – Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, has compared young people’s participation in protest rallies to reflexes from the forgotten Russian tradition of fist-fighting. “The unauthorized protest rallies held in central Moscow and specific situations of unrest and resistance of police are residual reflexes of our young people from the forgotten Russian tradition of […]

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‘Young Russians Love Putin, State Ownership and Socialism,’ Poll Finds

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(Paul Goble – Window on Eurasia – Staunton, April 17, 2017) The massive participation of young Russians in the March 26 anti-corruption demonstrations led many Russian and Western analysts to predict that the rise of a generation born or at least grown up after the end of the Soviet Union will have a profound and positive impact on the future […]

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Aging Rebel: Vladimir Zhirinovsky Is Enjoying Another Moment

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Hidden behind rabble-rousing rhetoric, pragmatic conservatism is what really keeps Russia’s political maverick in place. (Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Eva Hartog – September 2, 2016) Vladimir Zhirinovsky runs his hand over a CD of 50 songs composed by a fan in his honor. He is clearly pleased. “All of humanity knows me,” he says. “My name is in encyclopedias, […]

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