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Nikolay Mikhailovich Kharitonov (Russian: Николай Михайлович Харитонов; born 30 October 1948) is a Russian politician from the Novosibirsk region. He is a leading member of the Agrarian Party of Russia, and a member of the State Duma, the Russian parliament. In 2004 he ran for the office of president of Russia in the presidential elections. His candidacy was supported by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF). He came second, with 13.7% of the votes cast. Kharitonov proposed "re-erecting [the] statue of Soviet secret police founder Felix Dzerzhinsky", which was pulled down in 1991.
He is married with four daughters.
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