Alexander Stranichkin

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Alexander Viktorovich Stranichkin (born 5 April 1955 in Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai) is an Abkhazian politician. A former vice-speaker of the People's Assembly of Abkhazia, Stranichkin currently serving as one of the four vice-premiers of the Republic of Abkhazia.


Stranichkin was born in Chita on April 5, 1955. He studied in Rostov, embarking on a career path as an economist.[1]

Stranichkin was first elected to the People's Assembly of Abkhazia (Parliament) in 1996 for its thirteenth session in 1997 and was re-elected to its fourteenth session in 2002.[2] He was serving his second term in the Assembly when he was named as vice-premier by Sergei Bagapsh.[1] He was replaced as vice-speaker by Albert Ovsepyan, with Stranichkin's support.[3]

On 15 June 2012, Stranichkin was re-elected as head of the Russian Community of the Republic Abkhazia.[4]