Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, founder and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) is one of the most colorful and extraordinary figures in politics. Vladimir Zhirinovsky was born April 25, 1946 in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). He graduated with honors from the Institute of Oriental Languages (later the Institute of Asia and Africa) at the Moscow State University majoring in “Turkey and the Turkish language” in 1970, the evening department of the law faculty of Moscow State University, specialty “lawyer” in 1977. Doctor of Philosophy (thesis for the degree on the theme “Past, present and future of the Russian nation,” defended April 24, 1998). “Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it”. Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Zhirinovsky acts as an entertainer, sings songs and participates in concerts on TV. He owns a number of trademarks, bearing his name (vodka, ice cream, etc.). He is widely known under the nickname Zhirik, but he prefers to be known by the acronym “VVZH”.
December 29, 2000 by presidential decree. Vladimir Zhirinovsky was awarded by Vladimir Putin the honorary title “Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation” for his merits in strengthening the Russian state and active lawmaking. Zhirinovsky’s military rank is Colonel.
An extraordinary politician, Zhirinovsky is also prominent for his work in social sciences. Zhirinovsky is a Professor of International Law, Professor of Sociology Faculty, professor emeritus at the Moscow Finance and Law University, Honorary Professor of Moscow University of Service, Honorary Doctor of the Moscow State Linguistic University, Honorary Doctor of the Russian Academy of Advocacy, the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, member of the International Academy of Informatization, Emeritus Academician of the Academy of Natural Sciences, academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Professor of Moscow State Open University.
In 1969 – 1970 Zhirinovsky passed internship in Radio and Television and the State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of the USSR.
In 1970 – 1972 he served in the Armed Forces in the Transcaucasus Military District.
In 1972 – 1975 he worked in the sector in Western Europe the international department of the Soviet Peace Committee.
In 1975 – 1977 years – the dean for International Student Graduate School of the trade union movement.
From 1977 to 1983 – Officer in USSR Ministry of Justice.
From 1983 to 1990 he headed the legal department of the publishing house “Mir”.
On March 31, 1990 – Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR member since 1989).
Zhirinovsky was the candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party for President of the RSFSR in 1991 and the post of President of the Russian Federation for the elections of 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012.
Zhirinovsky was elected deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth convocations. In the State Duma of the first and second convocations was the leader of the LDPR faction in the State Duma of the third, fourth and fifth convocations – Deputy Chairman of the State Duma.
Zhirinovsky is a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the 6th convocation. Head of the LDPR faction. Member of the State Duma Committee on Defense. Member of the State Council.
Zhirinovsky was awarded the Order “For Merit” III and IV, the Medal of Honor, the Order of the Republic of Ingushetia “For Merit” medal PA Stolypin II degree, medal of Zhukov, Anatoly Koni medal, medals, “the 850th anniversary of Moscow”, “In memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg”, “For Service to conduct population census” commemorative medal and Honorary Chairman of the State Duma “The 100th anniversary of the State Duma in Russia,” Honorary State Duma “For merits in development of parliamentarism,” decoration “, the Russian parliament,” Certificate of Merit of the State Duma, the Federation Council Certificate of Merit, commemorative of the Central Election Commission, insignia Russian Lawyers Guild “For contributions to the development of advocacy.” Awarded an honorary weapon – name dirk from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Zhirinovsky published more than 500 books, including 100 volumes of his works titled “Political classic.” Speaks English, French, German and Turkish. Zhirinovsky is divorced. His ex-wife, Galina Lebedeva, is a candidate of biological sciences, a virologist and the president of the Association of Parliamentary Activities. Zhirinovsky’s son, Igor Lebedev was born in 1972. He has a degree in law. In 2000 he was elected Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party. Zhirinovsky has two grandchildren.
There is no such thing as Russian fascism. You won’t find a single Russian who considers Russians to be a superior race and who advocate expulsion of aliens. Vladimir Zhirinovsky