Presidential debates off to a slippery start – Sobchak pours water on Zhirinovsky

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A brawl at a televised debate of presidential candidates has taken place. Ksenia Sobchak  has doused Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the LDPR with water, who called her “stupid and brainless”. This happened during the speech of another candidate – from the “Russian People’s Union” Sergei Baburin.

“At your age it’s so harmful to worry,” Ksenia Sobchak, who was raging in the dispute with Zhirinovsky, tried to calm down.

This provoked Zhirinovsky even more. Even Sobchak’s explanation did not help, that she cares about the health of the head of the Liberal Democrats.

“It’s not necessary to bring girls here from the street. You are dirty. Dom-2 (Sobchak’s TV show) is debauchery” yelled Zhirinovsky.

“Take it easy,” Sobchak smiled back, “The participants of” Dom-2 behave more decently than you do.”

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Zhirinovsky continued to insult Sobchak, after which she poured her glass of water on him.

“Behave yourself, I use your methods,” she explained.

 Zhirinovsky swore on air.

“And I have to listen to all this!” Vladimir Solovyov spread his arms with regret (host).

The debates of presidential candidates on February 28 were devoted to the defense capabilities of the country and the army.

Eight people take part: Sergei Baburin (the party of the Russian National Union), Pavel Grudinin ( Communist Party of the Russian Federation), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative), Maxim Suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Growth Party), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko). 

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