Assad cannot play any role in Syria’s future - Hollande
Lack of Kiev’s control over battalions aggravate Donbass situation - DPR delegation chief
Moscow warns against US plans to continue training Ukrainian troopers
Russian Defense Ministry refutes reports on destruction of relief convoy by Russian jets
Lion, tiger cubs in the cold at Crimea safari park after power cut off
Russian space agency names date of launch of last Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rocketScience & Space November 27, 8:41
Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food imports within a week — ministerBusiness & Economy November 27, 8:36
Assad cannot play any role in Syria’s future - HollandeWorld November 27, 3:26
Turkish attack unexpected; Russia considered Turkey to be a friendly state - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:25
Moscow does not plan to interfere in fate of Erdogan - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:22
Russia should play one of leading parts in Syrian settlement, says HollandeWorld November 27, 3:18
Putin: deployment of S-400 in Syria not aimed against antiterror partnersRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 27, 3:16
Lack of Kiev’s control over battalions aggravate Donbass situation - DPR delegation chiefWorld November 27, 3:10
Moscow warns against US plans to continue training Ukrainian troopersRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 26, 21:43
MOSCOW, December 14 (Itar-Tass) — On Tuesday, at a congress of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party the party leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, was nominated for presidency for the fifth time. His opponents noted that it is high time for Zhirinovsky to retire. According to the experts, the LDPR leader will come third in the presidential race.
Zhirinovsky will focus his election campaign on the security issue, which concerns all voters, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes. He rejected decisively all accusations of nationalism, explaining that “we said modestly, we are for Russians, so that they were, as well as others.” Meanwhile, when the LDPR leaders started to list his ideas, he offered to revive the Russian army.
Zhirinovsky was nominated for Russian presidency already four times, the Kommersant recalled. He was nominated for presidency last time in 2008 along with Dmitry Medvedev, CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov and leader of the Democratic Party of Russia Andrei Bogdanov. Then Vladimir Zhirinovsky came third with 9.35% of votes.
“This is ruled out. He will never win. He does what the Kremlin instructed him to do,” the Kommersant quoted secretary of the CPRF Central Committee Valery Rashkin as saying. Just Russia believes that only Sergei Mironov will be able to compete with Putin. “No matter how good clown Zhirinovsky is, it is high time for him to resign,” chief of the LDPR election staff at the State Duma elections Oleg Mikheyev said.
Vice-President of the Centre of Political Technologies Georgy Chizhov believes that Zhirinovsky can still hope only for the third place in the presidential elections. “Only the candidates registered by the authorities will run in the elections. This is why we see the leaders of the parliamentary parties among them. I believe that they will gain the same places in the presidential race,” he believes. According to the expert, no runoff will be held in the presidential elections.
Zhirinovsky did not make serious steps to increase his electorate, president of the St. Petersburg Politics Foundation Mikhail Vinogradov said. “Although his position is stronger than that of Sergei Mironov, I do not believe that he will lead in the presidential race,” Vinogradov pointed out.