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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zhirinovsky Denied Visa

Turkey refused to issue a visa to ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who has called the country one of Russia's "main foes," according to a news report.

Zhirinovsky planned to vacation at a Turkish resort on the Mediterranean Sea, but was not allowed to board a plane in Moscow on Thursday because he did not have a visa, Interfax said Monday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry told Turkish diplomats that it was bewildered by the refusal, a ministry spokesman told Interfax.

The Turkish Embassy declined to comment.