- Vladimir Churov
Vladimir Yevgenyevich Churov ( _ru. Владимир Евгеньевич Чуров; b.
March 17 1953, in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official and politician. Since March 26 2007, 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 LDPRfaction).
January 30 2007, 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 20 2007.] This enabled Churov to be elected to the Commission.
* [http://lenta.ru/lib/14179057/ Biography] ,
* [http://www.kommersant.ru/articles/2007/churov.html?page=1 Interview with Vladimir Churov] ,
Kommersant, April 9 2007. (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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