Zhirinovsky by Vladimir Kartsev

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The former editor of Russia's eminent Mir publishing house provides reminiscences of a former employee who has risen to become Boris Yeltsin's chief political rival. This work is both a biography of a powerful politician and an analysis of Russia's current social and moral breakdown.

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Robert G. Henricks is a professor of religion at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1976. One of the most acclaimed authorities on classic Asian literature today, he has translated the highly regarded Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching and is the author of other books, including Philosophy and Argumentation in Third Century China and The Poetry of Han-Shan.
Published October 15, 1995 by Columbia University Press. 198 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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this is difficult to reconcile with his more outrageous claims on Alaska and desire to see Russian soldiers ``washing their boots in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.'' Zhirinovsky's philosophy of Russian history likens events to sexual perversities: The Stalin era ``can be compared to homosex...

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