Zhirik is funny! He's on Russian TV talkshows EVERY night! Usually he just yells at his opponents, but every so often he chokes and beats them on live TV.
He's an outspoken opponent of Putin and has no inside info about ANYTHING that happens inside Russia.
Honestly, foing to Zhirik as a source is like going to Lyndon LaRouche for details on what's cooking in the White House: both will give you tantalizing stories several pages long involving long-dead members of the British Royal family, but little in the way of real facts.
"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"