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Nationalist backlash

Elections held to replace the dissolved parliament at the end of 1993 awoke the world to the growing strength of Russian nationalism. The vote resulted in victory for the ultra-populist, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, whose railing against the West and promises of Russian expansion to the Indian Ocean appealed to voters nursing a sense of national humiliation. The Russian government responded to the new mood, bringing to an end a "honeymoon" period of close partnership with the West.
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