2005-10-04 10:50:00

Zhirinovsky hails reburial of Denikin

Moscow, October 4, Interfax - State Duma Speaker and Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said he approves of the decision to rebury the remains of White Movement General Anton Denikin in Russia, but does not think that this step will encourage accord in society.

"As far as the memorial service at the Donskoi Monastery is concerned, no reconciliation should be expected after it. First of all, it is necessary to remove Lenin from Red Square and to ban the Communist Party," Zhirinovsky said.

The remains of Denikin and Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin were reburied at Moscow's Donskoi Monastery on Monday.

The reburial of the general's remains is a "belated measure," he said.

"Denikin set off on a march on Moscow in 1920 but reached it only in 2005, nearly 85 years later. It took the general nearly a century to get to Moscow," Zhirinovsky said.