Monday, September 05, 2005

Together at last!

A maddeningly brief item on Interfax reveals:


Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has asked for a meeting with Russian Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Duma fraction's press service said.

Tyson's producer phoned the press service and informed it about the boxer's desire to meet Zhirinovsky, an LDPR official told Interfax. "The LDPR leader agreed to meet Tyson, and a meeting will take place on Tuesday at 5.00 p.m. in the State Duma," the source said.

The press service did not say what in particular the two plan to discuss.


The Moscow Times provides a sliver more detail:


Later, however, the LDPR press service announced that Tuesday's meeting would take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Czech-themed restaurant "U Shveika," located near the Barrikadnaya metro station, in the center of the city.

Zhirinovsky expressed his condolences to Tyson about the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and suggested Tyson come to live in Russia. He went on to suggest that boxing matches could be held in Moscow and the two could socialize. He also promised to offer Tyson some of "his own green tea."

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