Russian Pol Urges Journalist Rape

A far-right Russian lawmaker known for his outrageous speeches exploded during a televised press conference Friday and urged an aide to rape a pregnant female journalist who had asked him a question. The journalist asked Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the deputy speaker of the Russian Duma (lower house), about recent Ukrainian moves to crack down on Russian men entering the country. Bizarrely and incomprehsibly, Zhirinovsky blamed the Ukraine unrest on "uterine frenzy," then said to his aide, "OK, I'll say it and then you run up and start raping her hard." Then he started shouting "Christ is risen!" and pushed the aide toward the journalist, who happened to be pregnant. "Go kiss her! Go kiss her!"