Mr Zhirinovsky and Mr Frey have made no secret of their desire to expand the borders of their countries, with Russia re-acquiring the Baltic states and both carving up Poland under a pact similar to that signed between Hitler and Stalin in 1939. Until a few weeks ago, such ideas were dismissed as deluded rantings.
Mr Zhirinovsky's dramatic success in the Russian election, however, has suddenly given them an unexpected menace. German politicians across the mainstream spectrum expressed outrage over his visit yesterday. Mr Zhirinovsky later flew on to Austria for talks with Edwin Neuwirth, a former Waffen SS soldier.
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