Vladimir Churov

Vladimir Churov

Vladimir Yevgenyevich Churov ( _ru. Владимир Евгеньевич Чуров; b. March 171953, in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official and politician. Since March 262007, he has been a member (delegated by the State Duma) and the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russia.

In 1977 he graduated from the Department of Physics at Leningrad State University.

In 1992 – 2003 he worked on the Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor's Office, in 1992 – 1996 under Vladimir Putin, in 1995 – 2003 as a deputy head of the Committee.In December 2003 – March 2007 he was a deputy in the State Duma (of LDPR faction).

On January 302007, amendments to the Russian election legislation, which would allow people without higher education in law to become members of the Central Election Commission ( [http://www.rg.ru/2007/02/02/referendum-prava-dok.html] ), were passed by the President of Russia. [ [http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.html?docId=735390 Центризбирком открыт для опытных неюристов] by Syuzanna Farizova, Viktor Khamrayev, Irina Nagornykh. Kommersant, January 202007.] This enabled Churov to be elected to the Commission.


External links

* [http://lenta.ru/lib/14179057/ Biography] , Lenta.ru (in Russian)
* [http://www.kommersant.ru/articles/2007/churov.html?page=1 Interview with Vladimir Churov] , Kommersant, April 92007. (in Russian)
* [http://www.VisaVisWorld.com/archive/55 Vladimir Churov] at Armen Oganesyan's talkshow "Vis-a-Vis with the World" (in English)
* [http://www.vizavi-s-mirom.ru/archive/34 Vladimir Churov at Armen Oganesyan's talkshow "Vis-a-Vis with the World"] (in Russian)

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