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Court orders Zhirinovsky to apologize

MOSCOW, April 1 (JTA) — A Moscow court has ruled that Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky must apologize for calling a top Russian security official a CIA and Israeli secret service agent. The Russian lawmaker made the statements more than two years ago during a session of the lower house of the Russian Parliament. In a November 1994 session, Zhirinovsky had accused Sergey Stepashin, then-director of the Federal Counterintelligence Service, a successor to the KGB, of being an agent for the CIA and Israel’s Mossad.