… придется это терпеть. Скульптуру председателя ЛДПР Владимира Жириновского установили в Москве. Об этом сообщает агентство РИАМО. Трехметровую статую работы Зураба Церетели поместили во дворе Института мировых цивилизаций, учрежденного Жириновским, по адресу: 1-й Басманный переулок, д. 3, строение 1. Лидер ЛДПР посетил церемонию открытия. Скульптура - подарок Церетели на день рождения политика, которому 25 апреля исполнится 70 лет.---МОЖЕТ ШУТКА...
Maybe shutka, but:
Three-Meter Statue of LDPR Leader Zhirinovsky Unveiled in Moscow
The Moscow Times
Apr. 11 2016 19:01
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Moskva News Agency
A three-meter bronze statue of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant leader of the LDPR party, was unveiled in central Moscow on Monday, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported.
The sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli — made to mark the 70th birthday of the politician later this month — was installed on 1st Basmanny Pereulok, where the party headquarters is located.
The national anthem of the Russian Empire, “God Save the Tsar,” was played at the unveiling ceremony, according to the newspaper.
JB comment: I note the above Moscow News article is dated April 11, not 1. But maybe the "event" is an April Fool's date joke after all.
On a personal note: My dream Tee-Vee presidential debate: Al Sharpton vs. Zhirinovskii .. but maybe Al -- given the current politics in the USA -- could be now replaced by The Donald ... (thanks for the pixes Hs)
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