The Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) announced that their programme contains no more provisions including anti-American, anti-Western and anti-NATO sentiments. Such a statement was made by LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky at the 8th party congress Thursday. Delivering a political report, Zhirinovsky announced transformation of the public political organisation Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia into a political party in accordance with the law on political parties adopted recently. At the same time, he believes that LDPR is born for the second time. According to Zhirinovsky, the new LDPR differs from the old one in the foreign-policy doctrine. Russia's place now is "in northern civilisation: the USA, Canada and the united Europe," he said. "After the September 11 events we became allies and a brilliant operation in Afghanistan testifies to the fact that we can jointly eliminate any beds of terrorism," Zhirinovsky stated. In this connection he expressed an opinion that LDPR does not consider the West to be its enemy any more.
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