At the beginning of a video meeting with the leaders of the parties that entered the State Duma following the election results, Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted to the pick between the leaders of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and A Just Russia For Truth, Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Sergei Mironov. Dialogue frames in your Telegram channel showed journalist Dmitry Smirnov.
The parliamentarians arranged a small skirmish before the head of the state connection. Zhirinovsky declared to his opponents that “there is nothing to say.” In response, Mironov said that “the one who laughs last laughs well.” “The last one before the arrest, the last one goes to the cell!” – concluded Zhirinovsky.
“Vladimir Volfovich, you are somehow gloomy joking, although today is such a good day in principle,” Putin, who joined the conference, noted with a smile.
In 2020, Zhirinovsky and Mironov, during their communication with the participants of the Territory of Meanings forum, argued about whether Spravoorussians would be able to get into the State Duma of the eighth convocation. One of the activists of the youth spravoorussov raised the question of the future composition of the State Duma, and the head of the United Russia faction, Sergei Neverov, noted that A Just Russia will not have enough candidates to take seats in the Duma if the United Russia party leaves.
After that, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party took the floor, telling Mironov that he and his like-minded people would not get into parliament. “You are going down,” he pointed out. After that, the politicians rose from their seats, and the head of spravoorssov bet. “You have a box of champagne, I have a box of cognac,” Fair Russia “will win, you will lose.” However, opponents did not shake hands due to the demands of social distance.
On September 25, Zhirinovsky called the Communist Party of the Russian Federation a “playing along” party to those who are “ready to put a knife in the back of our Motherland with a smile.” “It’s a shame when a parliamentary party cooperates with the fifth column, and through it with anti-Russian foreign centers,” Zhirinovsky said and added that the LDPR puts the interests of Russian citizens above all others.
On September 14, Zhirinovsky lost his pants during his speech at the election debate. The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party criticized those who “arranged capitalism.” “All government ministers, all governors, they are, so to speak, communists,” Zhirinovsky said. However, his speech was interrupted by an incident – the politician’s trousers slipped sharply. Zhirinovsky did not fall silent and continued his speech a little more slowly, straightening his clothes. Later, the party said that Zhirinovsky is in excellent shape and attends two or three debate broadcasts almost every working day. “The special belt that holds the sound equipment on the belt has unfastened, Zhirinovsky straightened it – that’s all. And our opponents may remain without trousers following the results of the elections to the State Duma, – predicted his press secretary Alexander Dyupin.
Elections to the State Duma of the eighth convocation were held from 17 to 19 September. As a result of processing 100 percent of the protocols, the United Russia party wins with 49.82 percent of the vote. The second place is occupied by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which received 18.93 percent of the vote. This is followed by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (7.55 percent), A Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth (7.46 percent) and New People (5.32 percent).
After the announcement of the results, Zhirinovsky refused his deputy mandate in the State Council of Chuvashia. It was given to Konstantin Stepanov. “The basis is Zhirinovsky’s personal statement in connection with his election as a deputy of the State Duma,” the CEC of the republic explained. In addition, he refused the deputy mandate of the Duma of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (KhMAO – Yugra) of the seventh convocation.