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Doctors fighting for life of veteran Russian politician Zhirinovsky – parliament speaker

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), attends a session of the lower house of parliament in Moscow

(Reuters) – Doctors are fighting for the life of veteran Russian nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky who is in a grave condition but could still recover, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin said on Friday.

Volodin made the statement on social media after an erroneous media report suggested that Zhirinovsky, a 75-year old senior lawmaker whose anti-Western tirades have kept him in the public eye for more than three decades, had died.

“Let’s wish him a speedy recovery,” said Volodin.

(Reporting by Reuters reporters)

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