Irina Yarovaya

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Irina Yarovaya

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Deputy Chairman of the State Duma
Assumed office
5 October 2016
Deputy of the State Duma
Assumed office
2 December 2007
Personal details
Irina Anatoleyvna Chernyakhovskaya

(1966-10-17) 17 October 1966 (age 52)
Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyUnited Russia
Other political
Yabloko (1997–2007)

Irina Anatoleyvna Yarovaya (Russian: Ири́на Анато́льевна Ярова́я; born in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, 17 October 1966) née Chernyakhovskaya is a Russian political figure, a Deputy Chairman of the State Duma from United Russia Party and a member of United Russia's General Council. She was elected to the 5th (2007) as well as the 6th (2011) and the 7th State Duma of the Russian Federation (2016). On 21 December 2011 she became the Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption.[1]

She authored or co-authored multiple laws, including the toughening of responsibility for violating the rules of holding rallies, tightening immigration, criminal libel and registration requirements for 'foreign agents' for non-profit organizations with foreign funding. In 2014, she sponsored a bill prohibiting rehabilitation of Nazism.[2] Another law known as the Yarovaya Law required in particular that telecommunications providers record all of their traffic and keep the record for three years (later shortened to six months). The first version of this counter-terrorism bill would have made it a criminal offense to fail reporting suspicious activities potentially linked with terrorism. This bill's language was subsequently watered down by the Duma.[3][4]

Yarovaya is generally considered a reactionary, in that she sponsored laws limiting civil freedom in the name of state security.[5] She was accused of producing low-quality bills possibly contradicting the Constitution of Russia.[4][6][7]

From 1997 to 2007, she was a member in Yabloko Party, and was elected to the Council of People's Deputies of Kamchatka Oblast, where she served as head of the Kamchatka Regional Council, member of the Party's Central Bureau and Vice-Chairman of Yabloko.[8]

On 27 June 2016 she was included in the election list of United Russia as a frontrunner in the Far East region,[9] which virtually guaranteed her being elected to the 7th State Duma in September 2016.


  1. ^ Ирина Яровая: Не терять репутацию
  2. ^ Mishina, Ekaterina (18 February 2014). "The Duma's Problem with Historical Memory" (in Russian). Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Sottek, T.C. (26 June 2016). "Russia moves toward alarming new counter-terrorism law". The Verge. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b Seddon, Max (24 June 2016). "Russia tightens terror law ahead of election". Financial Times. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ Андрей Винокуров; Артур Громов; Игорь Крючков (24 June 2016). "Дума отзапрещалась". (in Russian). Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ Сухов, Олег (27 June 2016). "Почему поправки из "пакета Яровой" противоречат Конституции". Секрет Фирмы. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Мониторинг новых российских законов" (PDF) (in Russian). Moscow Helsinki Group. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ Список депутатов совета народных депутатов Камчатской области
  9. ^ Рубин, Михаил (27 June 2016). ""Единая Россия" утвердила свой список на выборах в Госдуму" (in Russian). RBK. Retrieved 7 July 2016.

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