Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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Russian politician, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (since 2000), founder and Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Participant of four presidential elections in Russia in 1991-2008.

Born April 25, 1946, Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, surname at birth and until adulthood - Eidelstein

In 1964-1970 studied at the Institute of Oriental Languages at Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1969 he had a one-year internship in Iskenderun, Turkey. In 1965-1967 he studied at the Faculty of International Relations of the Marxism-Leninism University. In 1970-1972 he served in the Political Department of the Transcaucasian Military District Headquarters in Tbilisi. In 1972-1977 studied at the evening department of the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Graduated with honors.

In 1973-1975 he worked in the Soviet Peace Defense Committee in the Department of Western European Problems.

From January to May 1975 he worked in the dean's office of the Higher School of Trade Union Movement, now the Academy of Labor and Social Relations.

In 1975-1983, he worked in the Inurcollegium.

In 1983-1990. - In 1983-1990 he was the head of the legal department at the publishing house "Mir".

Since 1990, he has been working as a party member of the LDPR.

On June 12, 1991 he ran as a candidate for President of Russia.

On August 19, 1991 he supported the GKChP.

In 1993-1995. - Deputy of the 1st State Duma of the Russian Federation, head of the LDPR faction.

In December 1995, elected deputy to the 2nd State Duma of the Russian Federation.

In January 1996, nominated as a candidate for President of the Russian Federation from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. He won 5.78% of the votes.

In January 2000, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the third convocation, in connection with which he refused to lead the LDPR parliamentary faction. His son Igor Lebedev was elected head of the faction.

At the presidential election on March 26, 2000, more than 2 million voters cast their ballots for Zhirinovsky.

In the 2004 presidential election Zhirinovsky did not run, instead the party nominated his former bodyguard Oleg Malyshkin, who came in second to last place.

In 2008, he ran for President of the Russian Federation.

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