A Moscow street named after a controversial far-right politician

The Russian capital now has a street named after ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky

A street in Moscow is named after Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the founder and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). The controversial ultra-nationalist politician died in April this year aged 75.

« The nameless street in western Moscow is named after Vladimir Zhirinovsky », the Moscow government said in a statement.

The street is located near the late politician’s home, the LDPR said, welcoming the decision.

« He was often seen there, and many neighbors knew him well. Nearby is the 814th School, where the Liberal Democratic Party founder’s polling station is, » he added. the party said in a statement on social media.

We salute and are sincerely happy that the merits of a great man are receiving such recognition.

Born Vladimir Volfovich Eidelstein, Zhirinovsky died April 6 after being treated for weeks at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital. The politician ran for president several times, but failed to win more than 10% of the vote.

Zhirinovsky was infamous for his flamboyant political style, harsh statements, and sometimes prophetic political predictions. He has been embroiled in numerous scandals several times during his long political career, regularly getting angry during political debates, swearing and even getting into fights with his political opponents.


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