Completing a typically tempestuous day in the West, he also spat back and flung gravel and earth at Jewish students who accused him of being anti-Semitic.
Despite a French government ban on inflammatory statements, Mr Zhirinovsky lost no time in using a visit by Russian deputies to the Council of Europe to attack the West.
He told the council's parliamentary assembly: 'We are ahead of you. Russia has more rights and liberties than you have in Europe. You have members who use their armed forces to fight against democracy,' he said, naming Turkey and Britain.Reuse content