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Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Russian politician and political activist

Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Во́льфович Жирино́вский), born 25 April 1946 as Vladimir Volfovich Eidelstein, is a Russian politician, lawyer and a colonel in the Soviet Army and later the Russian Army. He is the founder and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). He is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[1][2][3][4] He is partly of Jewish descent (his father was Jewish).[5]

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
Assumed office
19 April 1991
Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party group in the State Duma
Assumed office
21 December 2011
Preceded byIgor Lebedev
In office
12 December 1993 – 18 January 2000
Succeeded byIgor Lebedev
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma from Liberal Democratic Party
In office
18 January 2000 – 21 December 2011
Succeeded byIgor Lebedev
Member of the State Duma
Assumed office
12 December 1993
ConstituencyShchyolkovsky (1993–95)
Federal party list (1995–present)
Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union
In office
April 1991 – 1992
Personal details
Born
Vladimir Volfovich Eidelstein

(1946-04-25) 25 April 1946 (age 73)
Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
(now Almaty, Kazakhstan)
NationalityRussian
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Russia
Spouse(s)Galina Lebedeva (1971–1978; divorced)
ChildrenIgor Lebedev
Oleg Gazdarov
Anastasia Petrova
Alma materMoscow State University
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
Awards
Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (Russia, 2nd, 3rd, 4th class)
Signature
Military service
AllegianceSoviet Union Soviet Union
Russia Russian Federation
RankColonel

Zhironovsky is extremely racist[6][7] and sexist.[8][9]

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