Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 36

During a June 19 television broadcast, Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky threw water at Nizhny Novgorod governor Boris Nemtsov and spit in his face. Zhirinovsky’s action came after Nemtsov said that the Russian nationalist was a false patriot who had celebrated Chechen independence with Dzhokhar Dudayev three years ago. Zhirinovsky countered with charges that Nemtsov is looting the state treasury and that his region has the highest rate of venereal disease in Russia. As a result of viewer requests, Russian television replayed the footage of the exchange of words and water the following day as well.

Ministries Clash on Control of Oil Exports.