Alexander Babakov

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Alexander Babakov

Alexander Mikhailovich Babakov (Russian: Александр Михайлович Бабаков) Kishinev, Moldavia, February, 8th, 1963, is a Russian politician and member of the Duma, the Russian state parliament. Special Presidential Representative to Russians appointed by Vladimir Putin since June 19, 2012.

He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Deputy Co-Chairman of Inter-Parliamentary Group of the Russian Federation, Head of Delegation of the State Duma in the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Chairman of State Duma Commission on legal support to military and defense industrial complex of the Russian Federation. He was appointed Deputy speaker of the Duma in 2010, a position he held until December 2011.

In June 2012 he was appointed as Presidential Envoy for engaging with Russian organizations abroad,[1] by President Putin.

He was the leader of Rodina, a political party in Russia, for several months in 2006 and organised the formation of A Just Russia, a merger between Rodina, the Russian Party of Life and the Russian Pensioners' Party, sitting on its governing committee.

Between 2006 and 2007 he led A Just Russia's faction in the Duma as the party leader, Sergei Mironov, served as speaker of the Federation Council of Russia.

He was elected to the Russian State Duma in 2003 and became party leader of Rodina in March 2006 following the surprise resignation of Dmitry Rogozin.

Babakov holds a PhD (1988) in Economics from Moscow State University.

He is married and has three children.

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