Sergey Baburin

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Sergey Baburin in 2013

Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin (Russian: Серге́й Николаевич Бабурин, born 31 January 1959 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR) is a Russian nationalist politician and is Vice Speaker of the Russian State Duma and leader of the Party of National Revival "Narodnaya Volya". He was elected for the Rodina bloc. He is a member of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitral and Procedural Law.

Baburin holds a Ph.D. in law from Leningrad State University and served as Dean of Law at Omsk State University. In 1990, he was elected as peoples' deputy in the Supreme Soviet of Russia. He was one of the few who voted against officially dissolving the USSR in December, 1991. He served in the Soviet army in Afghanistan and garnered several awards for his service. He was the founder and one of the leaders of the Russian All-People's Union. During Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 he was one of the most outspoken leaders of anti-Yeltsin opposition. Sergey Baburin is a conservative nationalist who counts Jean-Marie Le Pen and Radovan Karadžić among his personal friends.[citation needed]

In the 2007 Duma election campaign Baburin gained broad media attention by proposing a bill giving every Russian 4 million rubles (approximately 150 thousands in US dollars) as means of one-time compensation for wrongdoings of the privatization of state property in the early 90s.[1][2] Curiosly this initiative would require about 22 000 billion USD - more than half of the current World GDP.

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