A crowd of about 1,000 people gathered in downtown Moscow yesterday to hear ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Zhirinovsky said that, if he is elected president in June, he will solve the crime problem by having hooligans shot on the spot. The war in Chechnya will be ended in ten days by the simple expedient of razing the republic to the ground. In a television interview screened earlier in the week, Zhirinovsky came up with an equally blunt solution to the problem of capital flight. He said the families of those who export money illegally should be placed under arrest until the money was returned. "This extreme measure is widely used abroad," Zhirinovsky was quoted as saying. (Interfax, May 1)
May Day Demonstrations in Other Parts of Russia.