Save money – be smelly like Zhirinovsky
Russian loony Far Right leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been setting working hard to save his roubles in the current financial crisis.
Clearly no fan of personal hygeine, he explains his money saving regime:
“I have been thrifty. I am not having my hair cut. My hair has already grown longer than ever. I only shave every other day. I eat very little. I never go out. I never invite anyone over to my place. I don’t buy presents for anyone and I am asking people not to buy anything for me. I am not travelling anywhere,” he said.
Zhirinovskiy also said there was no need to spend money on personal hygiene products because “all these are chemical and hazardous”. Fewer newspapers should be bought because the same newspaper can be shared “by all next-door neighbours” or perhaps “the entire block”, he continued.
(Via Johnson’s Russia List 2008 ~215)
If he follows this policy though, I’m not sure how well he’s going to be able to implement his Christmas policy:
“As for Christmas celebrations, there is no need to travel abroad or to go to a restaurant. Stay in Moscow, stay at home or invite yourself over to someone else’s place.”
Good old Vlad. If he wasn’t such an unpleasant (and now smelly) man I’d say something like “Gotta love him”. I wouldn’t invite him over for Christmas, though. Even if he washed specially.
PS – Vlad’s also reckons Russia should rename its President as “Supreme Ruler”