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Russian Journalist Says Zhirinovsky Groped Him

FILE - Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to members of the Crimean parliament.

A journalist with Current Time TV has claimed that Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky touched him inappropriately in 2006.

Renat Davletgildeyev made the allegation on his Facebook page and spoke about it with Timur Olevsky on Current Time TV, a Russian-language TV and digital network led by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in partnership with VOA. Zhirinovsky's son, Duma deputy Igor Lebedev, called the accusations "nonsense."