Anti-Georgian hysteria in Russia
Demonstrations held on the Day of Patriots in the Russian capital, grew into the campaign inspired with anti-Georgian hysteria. Ten days prior to the presidential elections in Russia, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky voiced allegations against Georgia instead of making statements within his pre-election campaign.
`I have always cursed Stalin, who was born in Gori near Tskhinvali and Georgia is still in blood. Until there was Russian army, during 200 years there was peace and stability and today Georgians dare open museums of occupation. We have taken patronage of South Ossetia and if Georgians keep on doing this way, maybe 200 years later they will open occupation museum in Tskhinvail too. This is the history,` Zhirinovsky said.
Liberal Democratic Party is one of those political organizations, who are holding demonstrations in Moscow on the Day of Patriots. Communists and other opposition parties have also held rallies in Moscow.