Arkady Mikhailovich Chernetsky

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Arkady Mikhailovich Chernetsky (Russian: Арка́дий Миха́йлович Черне́цкий) (born May 8, 1950) is a Russian politician who has served as Mayor of Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia since January 1992 to November 2, 2010.

Early life[edit]

Arkady Mikhailovich Chernetsky was born on May 8, 1950 in Nizhny Tagil to an engineer (his father) and a surgeon (his mother). In 1972, he graduated from the metallurgical department of the Ural Polytechnic Institute.

From 1972 to 1974 Chernetsky served as a tank platoon commander in the Soviet army. He was stationed in the Turkmenia Military District. He completed his term of service as a colonel. After leaving the army, he began working at a factory where he remained for over ten years.

Chernetsky achieved a number of Soviet government awards.

Political career[edit]

In 1987, Chernetsky was elected as a deputy in the Sverdlovsk City Board of People's Deputies in 1987. A year later, he became a member of the Sverdlovsk City Committee CPSU. In January 1992, he was appointed the City Administration Chief. From 1994 to 1995 he was a member of the Sverdlovsk regional government. From 1995 to 1996 he was the chair of the Yekaterinburg municipal Duma.

Chernetsky is also the president of the Ural-Siberian UNESCO Center.

Other achievements[edit]

  • Order of Russian Orthodox Church
  • Russian Mayor of 1995
  • Honored Industrial Engineer of the Russian Federation (awarded in 1997)
  • Honored Citizen (awarded in August 1999)
  • Badge of Honor (awarded in 2000)

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