December 10, 1991 |
A raucous, milling crowd gathers in the foyer of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, shifting and jostling around a short, chubby-faced man speaking so fast that he sometimes becomes incoherent. For hours on end, his vocal chords seemingly made of steel, he pours out an unending stream of rapid-fire facts, figures, names and opinions, his wildly gesticulating hands stopping only occasionally to mop the perspiration from his face with a wet handkerchief.
December 15, 1993 |
The most feared man in Russia was on a tear. Russia has no history of anti-Semitism, and any hatred of Jewish people must be provoked by Jews themselves, radical nationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky declared Tuesday in his first news conference since his party placed first in Russia's parliamentary elections with 24% of the vote.
June 1, 1999 |
Controversial Russian lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky was trounced in his bid for the governorship of the southwestern Russian province of Belgorod, preliminary election results showed. The ultranationalist was a distant third behind incumbent Gov. Yevgeny Savchenko and chief regional auditor Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, the Interfax news agency said. The report said Savchenko won outright with 53% of the vote.
February 26, 2000 |
It was a shabby little apartment on Moscow's Koshtoyants Street that undid Russia's strutting ultranationalist, Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky. Zhirinovsky claims that he has never even seen the place, but he was formally ejected from the presidential race Friday after failing to declare the apartment as family property--leaving acting President Vladimir V. Putin the most likely beneficiary of his votes.
January 13, 1994 |
Ever since ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky and his ill-named Liberal Democratic Party racked up their huge share of party votes in the recent parliamentary elections, the Clinton White House has fretted about how to handle the fiery extremist when the President comes here for his summit meeting with Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin.
December 24, 1993 |
Is post-election Russia the equivalent of Germany's hapless Weimar Republic? Comparisons by Russian and Westerners have run so rampant that many now are simply nit-picking over exactly which Weimar year today's Russia resembles most. Is Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, the neo-fascist whose party showed surprising strength in recent parliamentary elections, the Adolf Hitler of 1924, 1929 or 1932? Even Boris N.