Vladimir Zhirinovsky denies meteorite, claims US weapons tests
Moscow. Farid Akberov – APA. Russian nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, long known for his flamboyance and outrageous remarks, said Friday that meteorite fragments had not rained down on Russia in the morning, but that the light flashes and tremors in several of the country’s regions resulted from US weapons tests, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.
“Those aren’t meteors falling, it’s the Americans testing new weapons,” Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, told journalists …
Zhirinovsky seems to be well-known for spouting nuttiness like this. OTOH, he is vice chairman of Russia’s State Duma, the equivalent to whoever is second to Speaker of the House Boehner. So he’s at once a paranoid fruitcake and one of the more powerful people in the world.