- Career start
- Coming into politics
- Deputy of the State Duma
- Political activities: Vladimir Churov - Chairman of the CEC
- Churov's personal life
Vladimir Evgenyevich Churov is a well-known figure in Russian politics. He was elected to the State Duma and for nine years headed the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, only in March of this year giving way to Pamfilova Ella Nikolaevna. Several major scandalous situations are associated with the personality of this person. In particular, he was accused of rigging the election results in favor of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. However, nothing has been proven.
Churov Vladimir was born in an intelligent Leningrad family on March 17, 1953. His father was a naval officer with a degree. Mother, a philologist by profession, worked as an editor.
With such parents, it is not at all surprising that the guy received a very high-quality and versatile education. After school, he entered the Leningrad Humanitarian University at the Faculty of Journalism. Having defended his diploma, he did not stop there and became a student at the Faculty of Physics of the same university, from which he graduated in 1977. Later, already building a career with might and main, Churov received another "tower" at the People's University of Techno-Economic Knowledge.He graduated during perestroika in the ninetieth year. Despite three higher educations, Vladimir Evgenievich never received a degree.
At the beginning of his career, Vladimir Churov confidently walked along the scientific path. He worked as a lecturer at St. Petersburg University for the Humanities, giving economics students a special course on international and foreign economic relations.
He devoted almost fourteen years to St. Petersburg University for the Humanities, where he held various positions in the joint design bureau of aerospace equipment. Published many scientific articles. But he was not destined to stay in this area.
Coming into politics
Back in 1982, a new member named Vladimir Churov was registered in the CPSU. The biography of almost everyone who tried to build a good career in those days contained such a mark. “You may not be a communist in your soul, but you must join the party” - this is the unspoken slogan of the eighties.
Churov was a member of the CPSU until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some attribute to him cooperation with the KGB, but this is not officially confirmed.
Since the ninetieth year, Vladimir Mikhailovich "deputized" in the Leningrad City Council - his powers ended in 1993. At the same time, he worked in the Committee for Foreign Relations of the St. Petersburg Administration. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin himself was his chief, about which Churov Vladimir oftenrecalls and calls this period of his life an excellent management school.
In 2003, Churov tried to get membership in the Federation Council from his region (Leningrad), but he failed. In the same year, Vladimir Mikhailovich, closely communicating with Vladimir Zhirinovsky, joined the ranks of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia.
Deputy of the State Duma
It was from this political force that the former subordinate of Putin ran for the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the 2003 elections. Having received the mandate, he entered the corresponding faction. At the same time, he emphasized more than once that, in fact, he had never been a member of the Liberal Democratic Party or any other party.
Parliamentarians entrusted Churov with the position of deputy chairman for CIS affairs and relations with former compatriots. More than once he acted as an observer of the course of elections in the Commonwe alth countries, as well as in Serbia and Transnistria.
Political activities: Vladimir Churov - Chairman of the CEC
Until January 2007, Russian law forbade granting membership to the CEC to persons without legal education. But then this requirement was canceled, and on March 26 of the same year, Churov became a member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. A day later, he was elected chairman.
September 2007 was marked by the start of the regular elections to the State Duma, and Putin, who headed United Russia, was accused of illegal campaigning for this political force. But Churov did not heed the arguments of the accusers, and he did not take any action.
In 2009 onelections to local councils with a total margin were United Russia. The opposition staged a demarche and demanded the resignation of the head of the CEC - after all, Churov Vladimir again saw no violations …
And now 2011. In March of this year, Vladimir Mikhailovich was re-elected for a second term as chairman of the CEC, and on December 4, new parliamentary elections were held. And again, "United Russia" on horseback. Crowds of Protestants took to the streets of major cities across the country. The dissatisfied held thousands of rallies and demanded, among other things, the resignation of Churov, who resolutely denied all accusations against him. Then he held his post with great difficulty and left it legally, having served his second term before the end.
It is Churov, who was accused of lobbying the interests of V. Putin, who owns the catchphrase "Putin is always right." And Vladimir Churov, whose photo has repeatedly flashed in the media in recent years, threatened to shave off his legendary beard if the election campaign was dishonest. But, of course, he didn't shave it off. However, the accusations of the opposition were not proven, and remained just words.
Churov's personal life
Besides politics, family plays an important role in the life of Vladimir Mikhailovich. His wife's name is Larisa, the couple have a son, Eugene. In tax declarations, Mr. Churov has repeatedly indicated that their family does not have personal housing, but rents an apartment from the state. He also signed for the absence of a car. And his annual income was reported to be 2.5-3.5 million.
Vladimir Mikhailovich still has not lost interest in science. He is especially attracted by the military history, which even inspired him to write the fictional story "The Secret of the Four Generals" about the White movement. The book was published in 2005. There are other works in Churov's piggy bank.
Also, the former head of the Central Executive Committee and State Duma deputy is fond of art, or rather, photography and architecture. Having lived to adulthood, Churov Vladimir remained the faithful son of his intelligent parents, who instilled in him a love of knowledge from an early age.