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Monday, February 19, 2018

“Gorbachev called for the disbanding of the liberal democratic party after criticism of Zhirinovsky”

First President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev responded to criticism of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who proposed to recognize the “criminal and destructive” his actions as head of state. According to Gorbachev, the liberal democratic party specifically makes such initiatives to maintain tension in the society, so the party should be dissolved.

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Mikhail Gorbachev

“To disband the party. Here they are doing [this] to maintain tension in the society,” Gorbachev said in an interview with RIA Novosti. The ex-President of the USSR emphasized that it was not planning to take any retaliatory steps, for example, to go to court.

We will remind that deputies of the state Duma from the liberal democratic party lashed out not only at Mikhail Gorbachev, and . They submitted to the Parliament a draft decree “On the recognition of political activities of the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev and the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin’s criminal.

In the document, in particular, stated that “the collapse of the USSR, international conflicts and numerous armed conflicts, the growth of morbidity rates, mortality rates, alcohol and drug – dependent people, a catastrophic drop in living standards of millions of citizens in the 90-ies of the last century” did not happen by accident. Members of the liberal democratic party believe that this was the result of “contradictory and inconsistent decisions and actions,” Gorbachev and Yeltsin.

Earlier, Russian film Director Nikita Mikhalkov also said that the policy of Gorbachev and Yeltsin should be recognized as criminal at the state level. Thus he repeated the thesis of Vladimir Putin in 2005 that the collapse of the USSR was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the XX century. In response, Gorbachev advised the Director not to go into politics and leave their attempts to “enter the king”.

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Note that for approval of a resolution on the recognition of Yeltsin and Gorbachev criminals need to gain 226 votes of deputies (LDPR has only 56 members). Vladimir Zhirinovsky expects that it will support the Communists, but the final word will be for “United Russia”.

Thus the Vice-the speaker of the state Duma, Deputy head of the faction of United Russia Andrey Isaev considers that the initiative of the liberal democratic party has exclusively pre-election character, reports TASS. “As for the condemnation by state authorities previous rulers of Russia, the practice we had. It carries much more harm for the country than positive moments”, – he noted.

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