Valery Serdyukov

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Valery Pavlovich Serdyukov (Russian: Вале́рий Па́влович Сердюко́в; born November 9, 1945, in Kharashouka, Homiel Voblast, Byelorussian SSR) is Russian politician who served as governor of Leningrad Oblast in Russia (1998–2012).

Serdyukov graduated from the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute with a degree in economics.

He was appointed by the oblast Governor as Vice-Governor in charge of industry, energy, and the environment in 1996, made Lieutenant Governor in December 1997, and served as Acting Governor since September 18, 1998. Serdyukov was elected Governor in 1999 and again in 2003. In 2007, he was reappointed as Governor by Vladimir Putin, the then-President of Russia, following a Kremlin-sponsored law which allowed regional governors to be appointed by the President instead of being popularly elected.

In 2012, he was replaced with Alexander Drozdenko as new Governor.

Personal life[edit]

Serdyukov enjoys chess. He is married and has two adult sons and three grandchildren.

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