Sergey Baburin

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Sergey Baburin
Sergey Baburin (cropped, 2018-03-19).jpg
Member of the State Duma
In office
7 December 2003 – 24 December 2007
In office
12 December 1993 – 18 January 2000
Personal details
Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin

(1959-01-31) 31 January 1959 (age 60)
Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Semey, Kazakhstan)
Political partyRussian All-People's Union
Other political
People's Union (Russia) (until 2008)
Rodina (formerly)
Alma materOmsk State University

Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin (Russian: Серге́й Николаевич Бабурин, born 31 January 1959) is a Russian nationalist politician, member of the State Duma of the first, second and fourth convocations where he served in the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitral and Procedural Law, leader of the Russian All-People's Union and an ex-leader of the Rodina political party. He also served as a rector of the Russian State University of Trade and Economics (RGTEU) from 2002 to 2012.[1][2]

In 2018, Baburin was a presidential candidate from the Russian All-People's Union.

Life and career[edit]

Baburin was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, where his parents were studying at the time. His father, Nikolai Naumovich Baburin, was a teacher who came from a long line of Sibiryaks (natives of Siberia), and arrived to Semipalatinsk from Tara, Omsk Oblast where Sergey later spent his childhood. His paternal grandfather, Naum Mikheevich Baburin, was a woodworker who built houses; during the Russian Civil War he expressed support to the White Army and was nearly shot by Bolsheviks after they came to power. His paternal grandmother, Irina Sergeevna Baburina (née Koroleva), was a housewife.[3][4]

Sergey's mother, Valentina Nikolaevna Baburina (née Kulbedina), was a surgeon. Her father, Nikolai Petrovich Kulbedin (Kulbeda), came from a Belorussian family and arrived to Semipalatinsk from a Motol village of the Ivanava District, Brest Region in search of a work. According to Baburin, some sources indicate that Nikolai belonged to a family of priests; he took an active part in the civil war fighting Basmachi, made a political career, was arrested during the Great Purge, but set free and died on his way home. His wife, Anna Maksimovna Kulbedina (née Volkova), came from exiled Cossacks, and spent all her life working as a children's nurse in a hospital.[3][5]

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.

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.[6][7]

2018 presidential campaign[edit]

On 22 December 2017 the Russian All-People's Union nominated Sergey Baburin as its presidential candidate for the Russian presidential election, 2018.[8] On 24 December Baburin filed registration documents with the CEC.[9] The CEC rejected Baburin's bid on 25 December because it identified violations in the information provided regarding 18 of his party's 48 representatives.[10] Baburin resubmitted the documents and they were approved by the CEC.[11]

On 30 January 2018 Sergey Baburin handed over the signatures to the CEC. When testing revealed only 3.28% of invalid signatures, due to which Sergey Baburin was admitted to the election.[12][13]

Baburin received 0.65%, finishing last.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 3 on Hunger Strike Over School Merger article from The Moscow Times, December 28, 2012
  2. ^ Sergei Baburin interview at Echo of Moscow, December 29, 2012 (in Russian)
  3. ^ a b Sergei Baburin (2014). Guard of the Nation. From the Parliament Shooting to the Unarmed Revolt of RGTEU. — Moscow: Knizniy mir, p. 55 ISBN 978-5-8041-0714-8
  4. ^ Interview to the Omsk Zdes' news agency, January 10, 2013 (in Russian)
  5. ^ The fight for civilization only starts interview to the Sovetskaya Belorussiya – Belarus' Segodnya newspaper №155 (24292), August 21, 2013 (in Russian)
  6. ^ news agency
  7. ^ news portal
  8. ^ ""Российский общенародный союз" выдвинул Бабурина кандидатом в президенты". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  9. ^ "Бабурин подал в ЦИК документы для выдвижения в президенты от своей партии". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-24. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  10. ^ ЦИК предложил трем потенциальным кандидатам устранить процедурные нарушения
  11. ^ ЦИК разрешил Бабурину открыть избирательный счет и начать сбор подписей
  12. ^ Бабурин сдаст подписи для регистрации кандидатом в президенты РФ 30 января
  13. ^ ЦИК зарегистрирует кандидатами в президенты Путина, Явлинского, Титова и Бабурина
  14. ^ Результаты выборов

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