Zhirinovsky, Vladimir Volfovich

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Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Political Leader, Politician


1946 - He was born in Alma-Ata, former capital of the then-Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
1964 – He moved from Alma-Ata to Moscow, where he began his studies in the Department of Turkish Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University.
   
1969 – He graduated this year.
 
1970 – In the mid of this year he would later get a law degree and work at various posts in state committees and unions.
   
1990 – He along with Vladimir Bogachev took initiatives which led to the founding of the Liberal Democratic Party, the second registered party in the Soviet Union.
   
1991 – He made his vocal support for the Soviet coup attempt.
   
1995 – He had a notorious debate with Boris Nemtsov.
   
1998 – He was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy by MSU.
   
2003 – He finally acknowledged his father's Jewish identity after many years of denying his Jewish heritage.
   
2005 – He ignited a brawl in the parliament by spitting at a legislator, Andrei Savelyev.
   
2006 – He made his first visit to the grave of his father, Wolf Isakovich Eidelshtein, who is buried in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon. And he is persona non grata in Ukraine.
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