January 04, 2022

The New Year's Fairytale Nobody Asked For


The New Year's Fairytale Nobody Asked For
His story certainly doesn't lack creativity.  Photo via YouTube

As part of Russia's annual "Holiday Tree of Desires" campaign, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Vladimir Zhirinovsky) decided to grace a young Muscovite with a toy dog for the New Year, but in a rather peculiar fashion. 

Zhirinovsky began his video presentation with a rather sad story about how in his youth he didn’t have such robotic dog toys, nor even any toys at all for that matter. Then he decided to present the girl with an additional gift: a little blue bag filled with candy and printed with the initials of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. 

But this bag is not just a bag; it comes along with an incredible story too. Somehow Zhirinovsky was able to see into this little girl's future and told her that this bag will lead her to her grandmother, who lives in the woods in a house with chicken legs (a lá Baba Yaga). Through a rather chaotic series of events, the little girl would be detained, but would then be saved when another politician from the Liberal Democratic Party (Vasily Vlasov) decides to make her his wife. 

Zhirinovsky ends his story by saying that this marriage will be the best thing to happen to the little girl, but a great tragedy for the Russian politician, and it is all thanks to the little blue bag and the robodog toy he gave her.

Many Russians aren't sure what to make of this story; some suspect Zhirinovsky is speaking in code to describe the political events of Russia, others suggest he had a bit too much to drink in celebration of New Year's Eve. As for the four-year-old girl in question, I'm sure she is just happy to receive some toys and candy

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