Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the founder and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), which sits in the State Duma. Zhirinovsky is a candidate for the 2018 Russian presidential election.
From September 17-19, Russians will go to the polls to elect the 450 MPs who will represent them for the next five years. Ahead of the vote, RT will preview the parties most likely to win seats, this time focusing on the LDPR.
By the time your grandparents were in their 20s, they were married with kids and had fought two world wars, or so they always said. Now, one Russian politician is supporting the idea that youngsters have a lot of growing up to do.
In the face of natural disasters and refugee crises abroad, Russians should harden their hearts and tighten their purse strings rather than handing out aid, the leader of the country’s most influential right-wing party has said.
Russian politics has long been predictable, with the systemic opposition to the Kremlin led by two parties – the nationalist LDPR and the Communists. Meanwhile, West-leaning liberals have found themselves outside the tent.
Veteran Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed that the state pay money to pregnant women to prevent them having abortions, an idea which he claims could solve the country’s demographic crisis.