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January 18, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has bloodied his face in a lunchroom scuffle, threatened to throw fellow lawmakers in prison when he comes to power and pounded his fist on the podium, barking at the august assembly: "Shut up!" * All in all, ultranationalist firebrand Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky has had quite a first week in the new Russian Parliament.
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February 26, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 13, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Typist Tatyana Kuzovleva let herself be seduced into giving away her vote Sunday for a bouquet of flowers. No, not even for the bouquet itself--merely for the sweet assurance that she, as a Russian woman, is worthy of receiving one. Pensioner Alexander Alexandrov surrendered his ballot in exchange for a dream of the glorious Soviet past. And engineer Nikolai Ivanov wielded his to bring iron-fisted order to Russia's current confusion.
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July 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky has been disqualified from a governor's race after election officials discovered faked signatures on nominating petitions, officials said. As a result, the electoral commission in the Siberian region of Sverdlovsk refused to register Zhirinovsky in the Aug. 29 gubernatorial elections, officials said on Russia's NTV television. At a Moscow rally, Zhirinovsky said he wasn't giving up yet.
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December 10, 1991 | VIKTOR GREBENSHIKOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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March 31, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has smooched with Libya's Moammar Kadafi, toasted Stalinist North Korea and hobnobbed with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Nevertheless, Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, the enfant terrible of Russian politics, has been rewarded for his "outstanding contribution to the strengthening of the defense of the motherland" with a military promotion by none other than Pavel S. Grachev, Russia's defense minister, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Thursday.
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December 15, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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February 26, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 13, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
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June 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
In his most direct anti-Semitic statements yet, Russian ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky on Wednesday blamed Jews for starting World War II and provoking the Holocaust. "The essence of the conflict around the Jewish people is that when their number grows too much in some country, war breaks out there," said Zhirinovsky, who leads the third-largest faction in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. "That happened in Germany . . .
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March 31, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has smooched with Libya's Moammar Kadafi, toasted Stalinist North Korea and hobnobbed with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Nevertheless, Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, the enfant terrible of Russian politics, has been rewarded for his "outstanding contribution to the strengthening of the defense of the motherland" with a military promotion by none other than Pavel S. Grachev, Russia's defense minister, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Thursday.
NEWS
February 24, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new book by Russian ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky begins with a chilling vision: On a cold November night, a train pulls out of Moscow bound for the Far North. The last wagon--a cargo car--is jammed with Zhirinovsky's enemies. No one comes to wave goodby. Zhirinovsky does not need to tell his history-smothered reader where the condemned are going.
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November 8, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never has a man been so woefully misquoted. Russian ultranationalist legislator Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant demagogue on his first visit to the United States, delivered a fiery speech Monday before the nonprofit World Affairs Council with one simple message: None of it is true. The vow to annex Alaska? Slander. The accusations of anti-Semitism? Lies. The threats to create a dictatorship, shoot 100,000 citizens, deploy nuclear weapons? Bald falsehoods.
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November 2, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration granted a visa Tuesday to Russian ultranationalist legislator Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky for a visit to the United States, rejecting arguments that doing so will indirectly help give him political respectability. Zhirinovsky is expected to visit the United States for 14 days beginning Friday. He is scheduled to speak in San Francisco on Monday and is also expected to stop in Los Angeles, New York and Washington.
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December 24, 1993 | STEVE GUTTERMAN, TIMES MOSCOW BUREAU
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.
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December 30, 1993 | Times Wire Services
Russian radical Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, expelled from Bulgaria, returned home Wednesday accusing Bulgaria's president of "jealousy" and Bonn of staging a "political provocation." Zhirinovsky was ordered out of Bulgaria after urging Bulgarians to replace President Zhelyu Zhelev. "My expulsion was an act of jealousy from Zhelev," Zhirinovsky said. "People were coming to greet me, to embrace me."
NEWS
October 8, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He destroys Parliament sessions with a single tantrum; pays friendly state visits to North Korea and Iraq; vows to sire children in every Russian province, and now, he may be coming your way. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the ultra-nationalist demagogue who shocked the world with his strong showing in December elections, plans to visit the United States next month, he announced Friday--if, that is, he is granted entry.
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June 30, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some day soon, the bad boy of Russian politics, ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, and the good boy, reform economist Yegor T. Gaidar, will lock horns in the courtroom in an epic battle of darkness and light. But for now, they are playing hide-and-seek. "Yegorushka! Yegorushka!" Zhirinovsky called--using the affectionate diminutive of Yegor to increase the mockery--as he pretended to look around for Gaidar on Wednesday at Moscow City Court. "He's afraid," Zhirinovsky concluded.
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