Date of Birth: 06/27/1947
Place of birth: Irkutsk
In 1971 he graduated from the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute; 1989 - Novosibirsk HPS.
In 1999 he graduated from the Siberian-American Faculty of Irkutsk State University.
With fifteen years of earning a living. He worked as a loader, a mechanic at a car repair factory. Simultaneously, he studied at the evening department of the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1970-1972 gg. He served in the army. He served in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Khabarovsk Territory).
1972-1980 gg. He worked in the company "Southern Electric Networks" high-voltage network "Irkutskenergo" - engineer, team leader.
1980-1983 gg. - Deputy director of the company.
Since 1983 - he works in executive bodies of Irkutsk: the deputy chairman of the district executive committee Sverdlovskgo, first deputy chairman of the executive committee.
In 1990 he was elected chairman of the executive committee.
In 1992, the presidential decree was appointed head of the administration of Irkutsk.
In March 1994, by an absolute majority - 78.8% elected to this post.
July 27, 1997 elected the head of the Irkutsk region. He accumulated more than 50 percent of the vote.
Since May, 1999 - Deputy Chairman of the Government Commission on Baikal.
Since 2001 - Chairman of the "Siberian Agreement" Inter-regional Association.
July 29, 2001 I participated in a round of the election of the governor of the Irkutsk region (45.05% votes). August 19 won in the II round (47% of the votes).
Third-party evaluation, characteristics
Govorin considered one of the best mayors in Russia. When Irkutsk it has always been light, heat and water, regularly went to buses and trams, employees, teachers and doctors were paid in a timely manner. For physicians mayor has created a system of housing, for which they paid out of pocket, only 30% of the cost of apartments, and the rest of the added resources of the city, which was mined, slightly "stomping" new urban rich. ( "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", 2000)
Even experienced secretary in the administration with regret: "He (Govorin) was a completely different person ... The last few years so rarely smiles and joking." It is difficult, however, to smile to the head, forced to deal with the manifestations of general irresponsibility, to establish itself as the general style of life of all the bureaucratic and business world. Governor Govorin seeks to order in their field, so he is ready to support appropriate initiatives the president of the All-Russian scale. ( "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", 2000)
With regard to political affiliation, the Govorina nor communist nor a democrat as it is understood in Russia, can not be called. In the area entrusted to him feel good large domestic and foreign companies, but they are "govorinskim" play rules. Being Energetic "origin", he managed to find a common language with the "outsiders" aluminum producers. And today Govorin good use of federal resources for the benefit of the province.
However, Boris Govorin - "socially oriented" Governor: do not forget any of pensioners or for veterans or the ADA. Even victims of Yakutia flood help, for which he received thanks and appreciation of the activity of Shoigu. In other words, the current head of the Irkutsk fits into the vertical of power, which is created in the last year and a half. Accordingly, the left, which also seek and find their place again the state system, it is not the enemy. Especially in a situation where the Communists propose to take social democratic niche. Under these conditions the Communists in general, satisfied with such governors as Govorin capable of, on the one hand, to ensure the economic development of regions in real market conditions, on the other hand - not to abandon the "patronage" of social issues. ( "Trud", 2001)
Titles and awards
In 1997 he was awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1998 he was awarded an Olympic medal