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    ZHIRINOVSKY FOR JOINT FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

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    MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti) - State Duma Vice Speaker and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky is calling upon special services worldwide to cooperate actively in the fight against terrorism.

    "Such cooperation is important for eliminating those who mastermind and engineer terrorist acts in different countries across the world," Zhirinovsky said on Saturday at a press conference in Moscow on the sidelines of the World Congress of Patriotic Parties.

    At the same time, the veteran parliamentarian (his party was represented in the three previous Dumas) noted that it is a mistake to classify all terrorists as belonging to the same religious confession. In this light, the phrase "Islamic terrorism" was excluded from the draft resolution of the congress, which gathers representatives of parties from over 20 countries, on Zhirinovsky's initiative.

    "Terrorists are people of different ethnic groups and confessions. It is unfair to relate them exclusively to the Moslem religion or any specific people," said Zhirinovsky.

    Zhirinovsky confirmed he had appealed to the Supreme Court against the Central Election Commission's refusal to register him as an authorized representative of presidential candidate Oleg Malyshkin of the LDPR.

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