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LDPR Leader tells aides to "rape" reporter

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the Deputy Speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament and leader of the far-right LDPR party is under investigation by the Duma Ethics Committee following an outburst in which he instructed one of his aides to "rape" a pregnant journalist.

During a press conference last Friday, the Russia Today reporter asked him if he thought Russia should bring sanctions in response to Ukrainian moves to crack down on Russian men entering the country.

During the course of his response, the irate politician turned his ire on the reporter, instructing his aides whom he referred to as "idiots" to "run to her, start raping her hard".

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