Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party proposes firing obese officials, deputies
Leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky said he proposed introducing another healthy living standard for deputies and officials - their weight should not exceed 80 kg (176 lb).
"We are introducing the standard - 80 kg. Officials and deputies should be fired for everything over," Zhirinovsky told reporters on Tuesday.
The entire world is currently fighting obesity, he said.
"[British Prime Minister David] Cameron has declared one day without sugar - he does not drink soda. The man will be 50 soon and he is still drinking soda, eating candies and so on. He is so sugary, like a child," Zhirinovsky said.
Sugar, salt, tea and coffee are harmful for health - "they all are carcinogens or drugs," Zhirinovsky said.
Zhirinovsky asked Liberal Democratic Party Deputy Alexander Starovoytov standing next to him what his weight was. Starovoytov said he was quite tall and did not say his weight at first, while Zhirinovsky responded that height was of no concern and Starovoytov said he was 98 kg (216 lb).
"Lose weight. I was 108 (238 lb) and now 98. By the end of the year I will be 90 (198 lb)," Zhirinovsky said.
"Will [Communist Party leader Gennady] Zyuganov lose weight? No. He will bloat even more after the jubilee," Zhirinovsky said.
Liberal Democratic Party members do sports, namely curling, Zhirinovsky said.
"I came up with the idea, the Liberal Democratic Party, are not left or right, we all do curling. This is the party game of the Liberal Democratic Party - everyone does curling," Zhirinovsky said.
Zhirinovsky has already introduced several standards of healthy living in this party - vegetarianism, no smoking or alcohol, and limiting sex to once a quarter.