Vasiliy Shandybin

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Vasiliy Ivanovich Shandybin (Russian: Василий Иванович Шандыбин) (July 25, 1941 in Tyomnoye village, Trubchevsky District (now in Bryansk Oblast) – December 30, 2009 in Moscow) was a Russian politician. He was a member of State Duma representing the Communist Party of the Russian Federation until 2003. He failed to get re-elected and subsequently joined the Rodina party, intending to run at the next elections.

Shandybin was a former metalworker and was well known for his bald head and his frank manners. On February 7, 2003, Shandybin threw a punch at independent far-right deputy Aleksandr Fedulov in a fight that broke out in the State Duma after Fedulov called CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov a "political prostitute" during the session.

Shandybin was involved in many charitable activities in favour of orphans asylum, poors, schools and pensioners[citation needed].

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