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A few months ago, Vladimir Zhirinovsky refused to stand for a moment of silence in the State Duma to honor Holocaust victims. He has also thrown flowerpots at Jewish protesters in Paris, ranted at ""Zionists,"" demanded that Jews be segregated on reservations and bemoaned a future Russia in which a handful of Jews ""seize power"" over a country of 145 million. At the same time, the flamboyant ultranationalist was denying his own reported Jewish roots: ""It's crazy,"" he once told reporters. ""It's got nothing to do with reality."" Now, Zhirinovsky, 55, has made a dramatic revision in his biography, acknowledging that his father was Jewish and saying that many of his relatives perished in the Holocaust. In an interview and a new book, Zhirinovsky confirmed that his father, Volf Isaakovich Eidelshtein, was a Polish Jew who fled the Nazis in 1939 and ended up in Kazakhstan.
Vladimir Zhirinovksy is currently involved in Russian politics. He is a leader in Russia and seeking more power. Vladimir is a very charismatic leader and his views rival Hitler's and Stalin's. One of his books is called "My Struggle" and some have compared it to "Mein Kampf" (which means "My Struggle" in German) and called it more of a manifesto than an autobiography.
Originally posted by Karbofos
reply to post by lestweforget
Georgia is Christian country.
Muslims constitute 9.9%, or 463,062 of the Georgian population and mainly consist of ethnic Azerbaijani Shia Muslims concentrated along the border with Armenia. The Georgian ethnic Muslims are Sunni Hanafi and are found in relatively small numbers in the rural parts of Adjara, a Georgian region bordering Turkey. There are two major Muslim groups in Georgia. The Georgian ethnic Muslims are Sunni Hanafi and are concentrated in Autonomous Republic of Adjara of Georgia bordering Turkey. The ethnic Azerbaijani Muslims are predominantly Shia Ithna Ashariyah and are concentrated along the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Religion in Georgia
Meskhetian Turks are Sunni Hanafi Muslims. Meskhetian Turks are the former Turkish inhabitants of Meskheti region of Georgia, along the border with Turkey. They were deported to Central Asia during November 15-25 1944 by Joseph Stalin and settled within Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Of the 120,000 forcibly deported in cattle-trucks a total of 10,000 perished. Today they are dispersed over a number of other countries of the former Soviet Union. There are 500,000 to 700,000 Meskhetian Turks in exile in Azerbaijan and Central Asia.