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Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Why Trump Could Actually Win: A Look Back at an Alarmingly Similar Race in Russia

Valerie Sperling | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Valerie Sperling

Variously perceived as a clown, an entertainer and a fascist, Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky provided a platform of fantasies, crude sexual references and vituperative ultra-nationalism. He turned ignorance into a virtue and shockingly offensive jingoism into a selling point. Does this sound familiar? Look out. These people can win for real.

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

Russian Politician Bullies Female Journalists

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

A Russian politician appeared to threaten a female journalist in a video that has sparked outrage this weekend. In the video, Vladimir Zhirinovsky...

Brown Is the New Black in Russia

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

The new spring season is just around the corner, and it looks as though the new "in" color is brown. That's brown as in "brown shirts." Perhaps you thought that fascism went out of fashion in the 20th century. But there's nothing like a lingering economic crisis to bring out the vintage ideologies.

Effort Begins To Have Obama Stripped Of Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Bolivian president and a Russian political leader have launched a joint effort to have President Barack Obama stripped of the Nobel Peace Prize. ...