Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky was the leader of the populist Liberal Democratic Party in Russia and was known for many controversies and for advocating for Russia’s military actions against the West.
Zhirinovsky was born April 25, 1946, in Almaty in Kazakhstan to father, Volf Isaakovich Eidelshtein who was a Ukrainian Jew from Kostopil in western Ukraine and mother, Alexandra Pavlovna (née Makarova). He grew up in Almaty and had most of his early life spent there. He finally moved from Almaty to Moscow in July 1964.
In Moscow, he enrolled in Moscow State University (MSU) where he was a student in the Department of Turkish Studies and the Institute of Asian and African Countries. He graduated in 1969 after which he joined the military service in Tbilisi.
In February 2022, Zhirinovsky got seriously ill from COVID-19 and was hospitalized. He was placed in a medically induced coma and received treatments that gave him complications. Unfortunately, he died at the hospital on April 6 2022.
Although several sources claim he died on March 25 2022, his family has debunked the news and insisted he died on April 6.
Is Vladimir Zhirinovsky Married? Who Is Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s Wife?
Vladimir Zhirinovsky’wife is Galina Lebedeva. The two were married in 1971 but they divorced in 1978. In 1996, they got back together and remarried till Vladimir’s passing.