Gennady Zyuganov

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Gennady Zyuganov
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First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Assumed office
14 February 1993
Deputy Valentin Kuptsov (until 2004)
Ivan Melnikov (present)
Preceded by Valentin Kuptsov
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communist Parties
Assumed office
23 January 2001
Preceded by Oleg Shenin
Personal details
Born Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov
26 June 1944 (1944-06-26) (age 73)
Mymrino, Oryol Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1966-1991)
Spouse(s) Nadezhda Vitalyevna,
Children Andrey (born in 1968)
Tatiana (born in 1974)[1]
Profession Teacher, civil servant
Religion Russian Orthodox[2]
Awards Jubilee medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Army
Years of service 1963–1966
Rank Colonel

Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov (born 1944 in Mymrino) is a Russian politician. He has led the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) since 1993. He has campaigned for the Russian presidency four times. He has finished second each time.

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