The Zhirinovsky Connection
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 95 23:38:08 EST
Subject: 5. The Zhirinovsky Connection (fwd)
***The Zhirinovsky Connection***
By J. Adams
The following paper, entitled "The Zhirinovsky Connection",
was written in early December of 1993.
In it, the success of Zhirinovsky's party
in the Russian parliamentary elections was predicted.
B. The Political Connection
C. The Iraqi Connection
D. Moscow's Political Crisis in the Autumn of 1993
& The Elimination of Alternative Right-Wing Parties
E. The Election of the New Russian Parliament
F. The General Strategy
H. New Important References
I. Article on Falsified Parliamentary Elections
J. Article on KGB Roots of Zhirinovsky and his Party
"Developments in Russia have come as a great shock to Western
Europe and to the West in general, especially the 25,000
Sovietologists in the United States who were unable to predict this."
(Estonian President Lennart Meri)
The results from the December 12th Russian parliamentary elections have
stunned the world. The misleadingly named Liberal Democratic Party, led by
neofacist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, captured nearly a quarter of the vote, the
most of any party. Russia's Choice, the party that backs Boris Yeltsin,
came in a distant second with 15 percent of the vote.
The success of militant nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky in the
election surprised just about everyone, including the so-called experts.
Consequently, all kinds of theories have emerged to explain the
"Zhirinovsky phenomenon". Some say his success in the election was the
consequence of a "protest vote" by the Russian people against economic
hardship. Others say that Zhirinovsky's flamboyant style and aggressive
use of television led to his win. These theories, however, don't really
cut it; they are irrational rationalizations. The truth is that there is
no way this seemingly insane politician, calling for a new dictatorship in
Russia, the return of the Soviet empire, and a third world war, could have
captured a quarter of the vote and come in a strong first in the Russian
How, then, does one explain the election results as reported by Russian
authorities? The answer is that it's a lie- part of a large-scale
political deception. In fact, based upon the theory that Russia has been
deceiving the world since Gorbachev's "New Thinking" was introduced in the
mid-1980's, I have been predicting Zhirinovsky's rise to power for almost
two years now.
So that you may get a better idea of just what Vladimir Zhirinovsky is
all about and what Russia is really up to, the following is a paper I wrote
the week before the parliamentary election. In it, I predicted that
Zhirinovsky would "astound the world through his party's success in the
election of the new Russian parliament."
***THE ZHIRINOVSKY CONNECTION***
-The Political Connection-
"I am the Almighty. I am the Tyrant.
I will follow in Hitler's footsteps."
To those familiar with my views concerning Russia, the name Vladimir
Zhirinovsky should ring a bell. I have been tracking Zhirinovsky for over
a year now. In my eyes, he is a key part, and possibly the weakest link,
of a strategic deception Moscow has been feeding the world at least since
Mikhail Gorbachev came to power and introduced his "New Thinking" in the
mid-1980's. With the "Zhirinovsky Connection", I hope to fully reveal the
bogus nature of Zhirinovsky's political career and explain why, in fact,
the true powers-that-be in Russia, i.e., those running the military and
intelligence services, are orchestrating Zhirinovsky's rise to power as a
parallel to Hitler's rise to power in order to achieve critical strategic
Vladimir Zhirinovsky's political party, the "Liberal Democratic Party"
(LDP) is a bogus creation of the KGB that was designed to serve the
purposes of the Central Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) under Gorbachev.
First off, the deceptive nature of the LDP is evident in its name. The LDP
is a neofacist party- the total opposite of liberal and democratic.
Secondly, the LDP was supposedly the first non-communist party to be
registered in the Soviet Union. In fact, it was registered even before the
legislation to register new parties had been passed and enacted. The
reason this was possible was likely due to the fact that the communist
government was responsible for the creation of the LDP, and the LDP is
therefore not a "non-communist party".
That this is the case was revealed following the Russian presidential
election and August coup in 1991. In the wake of the coup, there was an
investigation into the activities of Zhirinovsky and his party.
Investigators found that, "to all intents and purposes, the Liberal
Democratic Party, headed by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, does not exist". Almost
all of the 5000+ signatures Zhirinovsky had to collect to register his
party in the Russian presidential election were forged. Furthermore,
investigators found that, contrary to what was supposed to be the case,
"there are no territory, province or district organizations of the LDP, and
its membership does not exceed 500-600 people". The investigators rendered
the following conclusion:
"The materials gathered by the commission make it possible to
say that the CPSU actively supported the LDP and financed it...
When the LDP leader went on trips, he was protected by units of
the OMON special police. Links have been established between
Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Vladimir Kryuchkov, former head of the
USSR KGB. ...when Zhirinovsky arrived in a city he met first
with KGB personnel and made use of their services. This makes
it possible to conclude....that the LDP is not an independent
political party but 'a branch of the CPSU, as it were'."
There are clear indications that the LDP and Zhirinovsky are part of a
large-scale political deception that includes the government under
Gorbachev and Yeltsin. First off, one should note that there is little
difference between the communist government of Gorbachev and the supposedly
democratic government of Yeltsin. Virtually all of today's supposed
"democrats" and "reformists" in the Russian government are ex-communists,
including, of course, Boris Yeltsin. As for the Zhirinovsky connection, in
the Russian presidential election Zhirinovsky surprised everyone by
receiving almost seven million votes and coming in third out of seven
candidates. Given that, as was later revealed, he did not even have a true
political party when he ran, his success is even more surprising- in fact,
it is literally unbelievable. Given Zhirinovsky's neofacist platform, and
given that he had no party and, in turn, no base of support, there is no
way he could have received millions of votes and came in a surprising
third. The rather profound implication, of course, is that the Russian
presidential election was fraudulent.
Further evidence that Zhirinovsky is part of a large-scale political
deception stems from the government's failure to check his illegal
activities. The failure of the Central Electoral Commission to verify
Zhirinovsky's authorization when he nominated himself as a candidate for
the Russian presidential election was highly suspect and went against
standard procedure. Furthermore, the parliamentary commission that
investigated Zhirinovsky and the LDP recommended that "the activity of the
LDP should come under the Russian president's decree on terminating the
activity of the CPSU and its structures" and therefore be disbanded.
However, no such action was ever taken by the Yeltsin administration. (In
fact, in the wake of the recent political crisis in Moscow, Zhirinovsky's
party was the only right-wing party *not* disbanded by Yeltsin!)
-The Iraqi Connection-
A major part of the Zhirinovsky connection is his supposed ties to
Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Zhrininovsky's first diplomatic trip was to
Baghdad, Iraq in November of 1992. According to Zhirinovsky, Iraq is
Russia's "natural ally" because Russia has "the same enemies of Iraq-
America, Israel, and Turkey". As Zhirinovsky sees it, "America and Israel
are both conducting wars against Russia and Iraq", and Iraq "is (a)
faithful ally who will never betray (Russia)". During his visit to
Baghdad, Zhirinovsky supposedly lectured to Saddam Hussein for nearly four
hours on the need to unite against the "American-Israeli plot" to dominate
To assist Saddam Hussein in its effort to resist American "imperialist
aggression", Zhirinovsky sent a delegation of militant LDP members to
Baghdad in January of this year to engage in terrorist activities and form
a "protective circle" around Saddam Hussein in the event of further Western
military action such as was taken earlier that month. Although this
political stunt was suspicious in and of itself, what was even more
suspicious was that:
"Zhirinovsky didn't even consider it necessary to conceal the
fact that he is sending his people to Baghdad to engage in
terrorism. Despite this, they had no problem obtaining exit
documents, and before embarking on the plane, they staged a
performance in front of television cameras at the international
airport. The Russian authorities, who have signed more than one
international document on combating terrorism, took no steps to
stop the widely publicized trip, which people had known about
for several days. It's hard to imagine that the Americans, if
they were in a similar situation, would allow militants who had
declared they were going (for example) to the Baltic republics
or Tajikistan to blow up the tanks and planes of the 'Russian
occupiers' to fly out of Washington unhindered."
If Zhirinovsky sending militants to Baghdad was not suspicious enough,
in September of this year (1993), Baghdad secretly sent its intelligence
chief and an Iraqi delegation to Moscow. This delegation met with
officials in Russian intelligence and, "as a gesture of goodwill toward
Russia's Security Ministry", disclosed that Ruslan Khasbulatov, ex-Speaker
of the now-disbanded Russian parliament, had received over $7 million
dollars from Iraq. In association with this, a spokesman for LDP stated
that Zhirinovsky had never received any financial aid from Iraq or Ruslan
-The Recent Political Crisis-
-The Elimination of Alternative Right-Wing Parties-
The recent political crisis and violence in Moscow is likely part of
Zhirinovsky's bogus rise to power. First off, there were numerous
historical parallels with events in Weimar Germany during Hitler's rise to
power in the early 1930's. Yeltsin's disbanding of parliament, burning
down the parliamentary "White House", and outlawing opposition parties was
analogous to Hitler's disbanding of the German parliament, the burning of
the "Reichstag", and the imposition of Nazi rule by outlawing opposition
Beyond historical parallels to make Zhirinovsky's rise to power more
believable, the recent political crisis ended in the elimination of all of
Russia's right-wing parties except the LDP. Upon announcement of elections
for a new parliament, Zhirinovsky was the first to register candidates. As
the French Press Agency reports, his party is now in an advantageous
position because the LDP is "the only far right party still left in the
race after the crushing of a revolt by hardliners opposed to President
Boris Yeltsin on October 3 and 4". In other words, the recent crisis has
set the stage for Zhirinovsky's rise to power since he supposedly will
inherit much of the right-wing support that had previously been dispersed
over the numerous, now-outlawed right-wing political factions that
comprised and supported the old parliament.
In association with the defeat of alternative right-wing parties in
parliament, the only other potential nationalist candidate for this
weekend's legislative elections was blocked from registering his party
under highly suspicious circumstances. Sergei Baburin, leader of the
right-wing Russian People's Union, had collected the necessary 100,000
signatures for registering his party when "petitions with 20,000 names
(were) stolen by uniformed armed men on the eve of the deadline". Baburin
subsequently failed to gather enough signatures to register and his party
was disqualified. Consequently: "With the elimination from the race of the
Russian People's Union headed by hardliner Sergei Baburin, Zhirinovsky's
party has been granted a clear advantage in appealing to the nationalist
-This Weekend's Election-
As it stands now, the stage has been set for Zhirinovsky's Liberal
Democratic Party to achieve unprecedented success in this weekend's
legislative election. In the same way he did surprisingly, even
unbelievably well, in the Russian presidential election, Zhirinovsky is
about to astound the world through his party's success in the election of
the new Russian parliament. Already the hints are being circulated to the
West. Starting from a mere 2% in the polls, support for Zhirinovsky has
supposedly climbed four-fold in less than a month to around 8%. The
Russian press has attributed these gains to the fact that Zhirinovsky has
spent the most money on his campaign and had the most television time. Of
course, where is his money coming from and why is he receiving a
disproportionate amount of television time?
-The General Strategy-
If, indeed, the true powers-that-be in Russia are staging Zhirinovsky's
rise to power, then it is important to determine what their strategy is.
In a general sense, the strategy appears to involve waging a third world
war while having it appear to be the fault of world capitalism rather than
communism. According to Marxist-Leninist doctrine, if democracy fails to
serve the purposes of capitalism, then democracy is overthrown and replaced
with facism. This is supposedly what happened in Weimar Germany and led to
World War II. By staging Russia's transformation into a capitalist
democracy, and by having Russian society collapse into the same situation
as Weimar Germany, the stage has been set for a shift to facism and the
rise of a militant, Hitler-like dictator: Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Once this
is done, an all-out third world war can be launched against Russia's
enemies-of-old: Israel, America, and the Western allies. After the dust
settles, the communists, likely converted to orthodoxy, can retake power
and claim they are saving the world from the evils of the capitalist
system. Thus, Russia's rulers will have successfully waged both a military
and ideological war against the West.
* * * * *
'Accusations by the White House'. Current Digest of the Soviet Press:
Anisimov, Anatoly. 'Did Khasbulatov Receive $7 Million From Saddam, Or
Not?' Russian Press Digest: 10/26/93.
Boulton, Ralph. 'Russian Militant Sends Fighters to Iraq to Fight America'.
The Reuter Library Report; 1/24/93.
Dejevsky, Mary. 'Communist Losers Offer Excuses for Russian Poll Defeat'.
The Times: 6/15/91.
Dibrova, Kirill. 'Liberal Democratic Party Founded in the Soviet Union'.
The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS): 3/31/90.
Kampfner, John. 'Russian Poll Campaigning Opens Amid Fraud Claims'. The
Daily Telegraph; 11/22/93; p11.
Krivoshei, Boris and Sergei Staroselsky. 'Russian Spokesman Blasts Maverick
Politician's Visit to Iraq'. The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
Nadler, Gerald. 'First Non-Communist Party is Founded in Soviet History'.
United Press International/BC Cycle: 3/31/90.
'Press Briefing on the Abolition of the Rules of the Liberal Democratic
Party By Deputy Justice Minister Gennady Cheremnykh'. Official Kremlin
International News Broadcast: 4/11/92.
'Ultra-nationalist First to Present Party List for December Poll'. Agence
France Presse: 10/12/93.
Womack, Helen. 'Russia: Hardline Communists Take Road to Facism'. The
Independent: 12/1/92; p11.
'Zhirinovsky's Fighters Fly to Iraq to Engage in Terrorism'. Current
Digest of the Post-Soviet Press: 2/24/93.
NEW IMPORTANT REFERENCES SINCE PAPER WAS WRITTEN
Hiatt, Fred. "Gorbachev Tied to Zhirinovsky?; Ex-Leader Reportedly Ordered
KGB to Found 'Alternative' Party." Washington Post; 1/14/94, pA2.
Lapenkova, Marina. "Zhirinovsky Said to Have Received Communist Party
Blessing." Agence France Presse; 4/13/94.
*The Following Two Articles Are In Full Below*
"'The Russian Elections Were Falsified,' Magazine Claims." The Telegraph
Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS); 2/22/94.
"Zhirinovsky Party Has KGB Roots, St. Petersburg Mayor Claims." The
Associated Press; 1/12/94.
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The following article is from TASS:
"THE RUSSIAN ELECTIONS WERE FALSIFIED," MAGAZINE CLAIMS
The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS)
February 22, 1994, Tuesday
MOSCOW - "The results of the December 12 parliamentary elections in
Russia were falsified by conservative forces," first assistant editor-in-
chief of the magazine "New Times" Chronid Lubarsky claims. "It is not true
that the reformers had suffered a crushing defeat during the December 12
elections. It is not true that Zhirinovsky had helped to adopt the
constitution." "The electors were grossly deceived," he adds. Lubarsky's
journalistic investigation is published in the latest issue of the weekly.
"It is surprising that the Russian press has failed to sound the
alarm," the author writes in connection with the fact that the overall
results of the elections have still not been published, although the
Central Elections Commission had promised to do it. "Quite surprising is
the fact that the results of the first democratic multi-party elections to
the supreme legislative body of our great country have been turned into a
most guarded state secret," he notes. "There is not a single figure in any
of the official documents, pertaining to the elections held according to
party tickets. Nobody knows how many voters cast their ballots, for
instance, in the 116th (Murmansk) constituency for Foreign Minister
Kozyrev, who was campaigning for a seat in the State Duma, and how many
people voted against him. It also remains to guess the scope of Vladimir
Zhirinovsky's overwhelming victory in the 114th (Shchelkovo) constituency".
The electoral rules make it incumbent on the Central Elections Commission
to publish these figures "within ten days after they are received, but not
later than one month after the elections". "The Central Elections
Commission has not fulfilled its duty," the author stresses.
"The elections and the vote-counting were organized in such a way as to
create ideal opportunities for falsification," Lubarsky writes. The
election commissions were flooded by a huge number of protocols, coming
from the polling stations. For instance, the District Electoral
Commissions received up to 35 thousand protocols, which had to be counted
and checked, and the Central Elections Commission-- more than 90,000.
Therefore, the vote counting was entrusted to "working teams" at all
levels. The latter were set up by the administrations of the subjects of
the Russian Federation, which were not always in favour of the reforms.
The members of the electoral commissions were simply "familiarized" with
the results of this work. The known results of the elections, the author
believes, "warrant the conclusion that falsifications were perfectly
possible". Moreover, "an analysis of the available figures, even if not
complete, show that there have indeed been certain falsifications".
Lubarsky claims that Zhirinovsky's Liberal-Democratic Party, the Russian
Communist Party and the Agrarian Party had benefited from the
falsifications. "It is symptomatic that no falsifications in favour of the
'Russia's Choice' movement and other reformists could be discovered so
far". The reasons for the falsifications, the journalist believes, were
not identical, although "a desire of the falsifiers to get anti-reformist
deputies elected" was prevalent.
Lubarsky touches in his article also on the December 12 referendum on
the new Russian constitution and the widespread opinion that the stand of
Zhirinovsky and his supporters had allegedly contributed to its adoption.
"There is an absolutely clear-cut correlation between the sum total of the
votes polled in this or that constituency by the Communists, Agrarians and
Zhirinovites combined, and the number of votes cast against the
constitution," he writes. "In most cases it is not even a correlation, but
an almost exact coincidence". The author corroborates his conclusion by
several examples. "The reformers owe nothing to Zhirinovsky, and least of
all for the new constitution," he asserts. "They will not have to pay any
(This article is for fair use only.)
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The following article is from the AP:
ZHIRINOVSKY PARTY HAS KGB ROOTS, ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR CLAIMS
The Associated Press (AP)
January 12th, 1994, Wednesday
MOSCOW - A top politician claims he has proof that extremist Vladimir
Zhirinovsky is a former KGB officer whose party was created by the secret
St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak said Zhirinovsky's Liberal
Democratic Party was set up in 1989 as a toothless alternative to the
Communist Party. Zhirinovsky has denied any links to the KGB.
President Boris Yeltsin split up the spy agency into several
intelligence and crime-fighting agencies.
"I have trustworthy facts, known to only a handful of people today,
concerning the origin of Zhirinovsky's party," Sobchak said in Wednesday's
edition of the weekly Literaturnaya Gazeta.
Sobchak said former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev decided to
establish a weak opposition party after the Communist party gave up its
constitutional monopoly on power in 1989.
"We must ourselves set up the first alternative party, making sure that
it will be controllable," Sobchak quoted Gorbachev as telling the ruling
A spokesman for Gorbachev denied Sobchak's story. "It's simply not
true. Neither Gorbachev nor the Politburo gave such an order," the
spokesman, Vladimir Polyakov, told the AP.
According to Sobchak, the KGB was ordered to select the new party's
"It was able to find in its active reserves a man with the rank of
captain, whose name is now well known," Sobchak said, referring to
Sobchak said the KGB thought up the "Liberal Democratic" name for
Zhirinovsky's organization, which became the first non-communist political
party in the Soviet Union.
Sobchak didn't cite the source of his information or present any
documents to back up his story. The former law professor and Gorbachev
ally served in the Supreme Soviet legislature.
Sobchak failed last month to win election to Russia's new parliament,
which opened Tuesday.
Zhirinovsky's party won nearly a quarter of the vote in the Dec. 12
parliamentary election, appealing to the anger of Russians over economic
disarray, rising crime and the loss of the Soviet empire.
(This article is for fair use only.)