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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zhirinovsky Turns 50

MOSCOW -- Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky convened a gathering of similarly oriented political movements in his party's State Duma offices Thursday to coincide with his 50th birthday, Interfax reported.

Present were parties and movements from 15 countries, including the Serbian Radical Party, the German Popular Union and the National Front of France, LDPR member and chairman of the Duma geopolitics committee Alexei Mitrofanov told the news agency.

Convention delegates feasted on roast piglet, caviar and crawfish and toasted Zhirinovsky with vodka and champagne.