Nikolay Kharitonov

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Nikolay Kharitonov in 2000

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.[1][2] 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,[3] 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.[2]

He is married with four daughters.

Preceded by
Gennady Zyuganov
Communist Party presidential candidate
Succeeded by
Gennady Zyuganov


  1. ^ "Putin's contenders in presidential race". People's Daily Online. March 12, 2004. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b The Associated Press (March 14, 2004). "Candidates running against Putin". Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Landslide Putin shrugs off critics". Retrieved 18 April 2011.