Fun_People Archive
13 Dec
Those Wild, Wacky Russians

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 19:07:11 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Those Wild, Wacky Russians

[For those of you who missed tionight's NPR news item on Dzuranowski,
 here's a bit of info on this scary politician; it's no joke!  -psl]

 From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
 From the BBC World Service, News Hour, Dec 13, 1993:

Vladimir Dzuranowski, the extreme nationalist leader of the new Russian
Liberal Democrat party, who the Russian people appear to have given the
greatest mandate to, in this weekend's parliamentary electons, received
his vote by spending the entire half hour of his Party Political
Broadcast talking about his sex life, while other canditates were
discussing their political policies.  Analysts say Dzuranowski has won
because of his common appeal.

Most Russian voters are probably not aware of some of the less-discussed
parts of the Liberal Democrat party manifesto.  These include Dzuranowski's
plan to annex Finland, to execute leaders of crime gangs, as well as gays,
blacks, and Jews, to dump spent nuclear waste on the borders of the Baltic
states, and to sell nuclear arms to Saddam Hussein.

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []