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
DeputyValentin Kuptsov (until 2004)
Ivan Melnikov (present)
Preceded byValentin Kuptsov
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communist Parties
Assumed office
23 January 2001
Preceded byOleg Shenin
Personal details
Born
Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov

(1944-06-26) 26 June 1944 (age 75)
Mymrino, Oryol Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Russian Federation
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1966-1991)
Spouse(s)Nadezhda Vitalyevna,
ChildrenAndrey (born in 1968)
Tatiana (born in 1974)[1]
ProfessionTeacher, civil servant
AwardsJubilee medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
Signature
Military service
AllegianceSoviet Union
Branch/serviceSoviet Army
Years of service1963–1966
RankColonel

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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