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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Question of December 14, 1993

1.  RUSSIA
Q:  Have any State Department officials met with Vladimir
Zhirinovsky?

A:  YES.

--AS PART OF OUR LONG-STANDING PRACTICE OF MEETING WITH ALL ELEMENTS OF 
THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM IN MOSCOW, OFFICERS FROM THE MOSCOW EMBASSY MET 
WITH MR. ZHIRINOVSKY AS RECENTLY AS DECEMBER 10 TO DISCUSS HIS ELECTION 
PROSPECTS.(###)