Alexander Zhilkin

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Alexander Alexandrovich Zhilkin
Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Жи́лкин
Governor of Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin.jpeg
2nd Governor of Astrakhan Oblast
Assumed office
August 28, 2004 (2004-08-28)
Preceded by Anatoly Guzhvin
Personal details
Born (1959-08-26) August 26, 1959 (age 57)
Tsvetnoy, Astrakhan Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Nationality Russian
Political party United Russia
Profession Teacher, School Principal, Doctor

Alexander Alexandrovich Zhilkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Жи́лкин; born August 26, 1959) is the governor of Astrakhan Oblast in Russia.[1] He became acting governor in August 2004, when governor Anatoly Guzhvin, who had been the leader of the oblast for over a decade, died. Zhilkin was elected governor as a candidate of the United Russia party in 2004, receiving 65% of the vote; an overall majority. He was the first deputy before he became the governor.[2]

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