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.
April 9, 1998 |
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 . . .
March 31, 1995 |
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.
February 24, 1995 |
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.
November 8, 1994 |
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.
November 2, 1994 |
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.