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Russia: Zhirinovsky for Obama

Ukrainiana reports that Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the notorious vice speaker of the Russian Duma, supports Barack Obama.

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  • Alec

    I hope American voters are paying attention to the way all these foreign, evil heads of state, madmen and despots want Obama to win.

    Not to mention Hamas, Nation of Islam, Chavez, Achmidinijad –
    God help us!

    McCain-Palin 2008
    Your VOTE Counts- don’t be discouraged by long lines America- VOTE for our freedom
    NOBAMA

  • Actually, Alec, it is Al-Qaeda that wants McCain to win. Most people in Russia don’t care who wins, because they see no differences in policy … which is probably true.

    There’s a very good argument that Putin would prefer to see McCain win, because this would make it much easier to drive a wedge between the United States and Europe.

  • Matt

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Barack Obama is the “American Gorbachev” who will ultimately destroy the US, Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Tuesday.
    Credited in the West for leading the former Soviet Union away from Cold War confrontation, Mikhail Gorbachev, now 77, is vilified by many at home for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union and ushering in harsh economic reforms. “Obama, he is the American Gorbachev, he will destroy America, it will not be rebuilt,” Zhirinovsky said at a meeting of the ultra-nationalist party he founded, according to Russian news agency Interfax. Zhirinovsky, a 62-year old populist, was one of the best-known challengers to Dmitry Medvedev in last March’s Russian presidential poll. Zhirinovsky is popular among Russians for his brash, often comical style as he attacks foreigners and Communists.
    His Liberal Democratic Party came a distant third in parliamentary elections this year which saw the United Russia party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin score a landslide victory.

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