Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky
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Vice Chairman of the State Duma
Assumed office
18 January 2000
PresidentVladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin
Prime MinisterVladimir Putin
Mikhail Kasyanov
Viktor Khristenko (acting)
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Vladimir Putin
Viktor Zubkov (acting)
Dmitry Medvedev
Personal details
Vladimir Volfovich Eidelstein

(1946-04-25) 25 April 1946 (age 72)
Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Russia
Spouse(s)Galina Aleksandrovna, born Lebedeva
ChildrenIgor Lebedev
Alma materMoscow State University
Occupationpolitician, founder and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Vice-Chairman of the State Duma
AwardsOrder of Merit for the Fatherland (4th class), Order of Honour, Medal of Zhukov, Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow", Medal of Merit in the Russian Population Census, Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg", Medal Anatoliya Koni, Order "For Personal Courage" (DMR), Order of Honor and Glory (Abkhazia), Distinguished Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation, Honorary Railwayman

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]

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

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