Russia: Vladimir Zhirinovsky Beat

Russia's top ultranationalist, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, enjoyed a springtime visit to France ...

Tuesday: Attended a Council of Europe parliamentary meeting in Strasbourg, where he complained about the limited visa he'd been given. He told fellow parliament members, "You are not democrats, you are agents of the CIA." He hurled clumps of tulips at student protesters and boasted that his singular political style is "in key" with the Russian people: "It's like in sexual relations," he explained. "You have to be in harmony." Wednesday: Was said by a Russian newspaper to have filed suit against local political opponents who, he claimed, had insulted his dignity and honor. Thursday: Accused European Council members of stealing...

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