Vyacheslav Volodin

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Date of Birth: 04/02/1964

Age: 52

Place of birth: village. Alekseevka Khvalynsk district of Saratov region

Citizenship: Russia


Vyacheslav Volodin was born on February 4, 1964 in the village of Alekseyevka Khvalynsk district of Saratov region. In 1986 he graduated from the Saratov Institute of Agricultural Mechanization Kalinin, with a degree in mechanical engineering, then in 1987 enrolled in graduate school. It was noted that in the years 1984-1988 Volodin has worked on a regular post of the chairman of the student union committee SIMSKH. In 1987-1993 he was a graduate student, assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor SIMSKH. It was reported that in the early 90s Volodin defended his thesis "on a profile".

In 1990, Volodin was elected to the city council of Saratov, where he became a member of the Presidium of the Saratov City Council, Chairman of the Commission on Youth.

In 1992, Volodin was appointed business manager, deputy chief of staff Yuri White Saratov. However, in 1993 he moved to the Volga Personnel Center (since 1995 - the Volga Region Academy of Public Administration), where he was appointed head of the Department of State and Regional Government (according to other sources -. Acting Head of Department of Media explained Care Volodin at less responsible position in the structure, beyond the control of the municipal authorities, his desire to distance himself from the struggle that took place in Saratov between mayor Yuri Kitov and vice mayor Dmitry Ayatskov. Several media pointed out that in the same period Volodin parallel became the executive director of JSC "silicate".

In 1994, Volodin on the party list of the Russian Union of reserve officers was elected to the Saratov Regional Duma of the first convocation (1994-1997), where he served until 1996 as deputy chairman of the Duma (the official online biografiiVolodina party "United Russia" indicates another date election to the regional Duma - year) in 1991.

In 1995, Volodin graduated from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, the specialty "lawyer", and the following year he defended his doctoral thesis on "The subject of the Russian Federation: problems of power, law and management" at the St. Petersburg Institute of the Ministry of Interior.

In 1996, Volodin in Saratov some media was evaluated as one of the most promising contenders for the gubernatorial chair. However Volodin decided to support Ayatskov, whereas - the incumbent governor of the Saratov region, and that, according to "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", it properly appreciated: in April 1996, Volodin was appointed first deputy chairman of Saratov region government. In his charge, he got the job of departments of economics and investment policy; on property and bankruptcy; on social issues; Committee on the analysis of information and the press. In September 1996, Ayatskov won the election, and was re-elected governor, and in the same month Volodin became vice-governor of the Saratov region.

In 1999, the media reported on the actions Ayatskov to introduce their people in the electoral blocs and unions, is preparing for the general federal parliamentary elections. One of the campaign following thought movement "Fatherland", created by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and the composition of the core of the block "Motherland" - "All Russia" headed by Luzhkov, Yevgeny Primakov and Vladimir Yakovlev. Volodin, which Ayatskov press called the best Russian expert on electoral technologies and "politician of the XXI century", received from Luzhkov`s invitation to the campaign headquarters "Fatherland", and, according to the governor of Saratov, he was even promised the post of chairman of the motion of the Executive Committee (subsequently " Fatherland "Volodin was appointed deputy secretary of the political council). Prior to that, according to Ayatskov, Volodin "offered various positions, including minister for nationalities, but then Kiriyenko (Serega Kiriyenko, at that time - the head of the Russian praviteltva) was against it." However, it was noted that in February 1999 in the Saratov Region Administration of second vice-governor was introduced, that some media interpreted as an attempt to limit the influence of Ayatskov Volodin. In turn, the creation of "Fatherland" spetsupravleniya for the elections, which was headed by Volodin, capital Luzhkov media was viewed as a demonstration of intent "to cooperate actively with the regional leaders."

In December 1999, Volodin was elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the third convocation on the list of OVR did not become campaign winner, giving the Communist Party and a creature of the Kremlin - the movement "Unity", where Ayatskov delegated his assistant Lyubov Sliska (in April 2001 the old rivals for the 1999 election campaign, "Fatherland" and "Unity", announced their intention to form a single political movement, in October, they were joined by "All Russia", and in December 2001 these forces formed the party "United Russia"). In March 2001, "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" named Volodin one of the most successful newcomers of the parliamentary season 2000, having a good chance of a successful continuation of his political career, and in September 2001 he was appointed head of the parliamentary faction "Fatherland - All Russia", replacing Yevgeny Primakov . After this assignment, some media pointed out: one of the reasons that led the faction Volodin, was the fact that the presidential administration and Luzhkov needed a "controlled and managed by a person, not weighed down by the Moscow bonds and has a pronounced political ambitions."

In December 2003, Volodin was elected to the State Duma of the fourth convocation of the 156 single-mandate constituency (constituency Balakovo, Saratov region). According to "Saratov news" Volodin`s victory was not only a credit to his campaign - before the campaign began, he enlisted the support of the governor Ayatskov "in exchange for the support of his candidacy in the case of the nomination for a third term of the governor." It was reported that Ayatskov your items of the contract fulfilled: no serious regional policy has been nominated in Volodin district capable to compete with him.

In January 2004, Volodin was elected deputy chairman of the State Duma, the first deputy head of the faction "United Russia". In April 2005, he became secretary of the presidium of the General Council of the All-Russian political party "United Russia".

Volodin, according to 2007 - Professor of Constitutional Law at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Saratov State University named after Chernyshevsky. He is the author of several books: "Regional Duma: organizational and legal bases of formation" (Saratov, 1995), "Local self-government in Russia" - co-written (Saratov, 1994), as well as articles in the central Saratov and printing. Volodin was awarded the Order of Friendship, the Order of Merit and the Order "For Services to the Fatherland" IV degree.

Volodin is married and has a daughter.