Zhirinovsky advocates irredentism

  • 2003-10-30
  • Staff and wire reports
TALLINN - Russia's Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal-Democratic Russian Party and an outspoken nationalist, said on Oct. 27 that Narva and Tartu belonged to Russia and that the border agreement between the two countries should be rewritten. In a meeting with the electorate held in the culture center of Ivangorod, which is located across the river from Narva, he said, "Narva and Tartu should be taken over from Estonia because these are Russian towns."Zhirinovsky, who is also deputy speaker of Russia's Duma, said that the Russian legislators would not ratify the border treaty in its...
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