Vasily Vlasov

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Vasily Vlasov
Vasily Vlasov.jpg
Vasily Vlasov in 2016
Emblem gosduma.svg Deputy of the State Duma Russian Federation
Assumed office
5 October 2016
PresidentVladimir Putin
ConstituencyMoscow
Personal details
Born
Vasily Maksimovich Vlasov

June 27, 1995 (1995-06-27) (age 24)
Moscow, Russia
CitizenshipRussian Federation
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Russia
Alma materMoscow State Pedagogical University, Institute of World Civilizations
Occupationpolitician

Vasily Maksimovich Vlasov (Russian: Василий Максимович Власов; born 27 June 1995, Moscow) is a Russian politician. He is a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the VII convocation, member of State Duma on physical culture, sports, tourism and youth Affairs with the 5 October 2016 year.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Vasily Vlasov was born on June 27, 1995 in Moscow, and grew up in a single parent household.[3] He studied at high school number 1350 in Moscow, including advanced studies in mathematics and physics. Vlasov later studied in the Institute of World Civilizations (Russian: Институт Мировых Цивилизаций), and at the Institute of Social and Humanities Education at Moscow State Pedagogical University.[4] The Institute of World Civilizations is an accredited college that was established by Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR).[5][6]

Early career[edit]

At 16, he began working in the youth organization of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Later, he became the director of the youth organization of the Liberal Democratic Party in Moscow. He was appointed head of the national youth organization of the Liberal Democratic Party, and also held a lead position in the office of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.[7][8] However, none of these were paid positions, as his financial disclosure revealed no income in 2015.[3]

Deputy of the State Duma Russian Federation[edit]

In 2016, Vlasov was elected as a deputy in the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while still a university student.[4] After the elections to the State Duma, he resigned as head of the youth organization of the Liberal Democratic Party.[8] He is a representative for the Leningradsky constituency in Moscow. His first day in office was October 5, 2016, at the age of 21 years and 3 months. He is a member of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs.[9]

In November 2016, Vlasov and fellow LDPR deputy Boris Chernyshov prepared a bill to lower the voting age in Russia from 18 to 16. This has been a policy of the LDPR since 2014, reflecting the popularity of the party among young people. However, the bill was swiftly rejected by the Russian government.[10] Vlasov has also suggested lowering student train fares to encourage domestic tourism, particularly outside the vacation season, and to facilitate youth attendance at cultural and sporting events.[3]

Following the rejection of their proposal to lower the voting age, Vlasov and Chernyshov advanced a similar proposal within the LDPR in January, 2017. Vlasov suggested that involving people in political parties between the ages of 16 and 18 would help address declining turnout in elections, and lead to wider involvement in the political process.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Власов Василий Максимович" (in Russian). www.gosduma.net. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  2. ^ "Власов Василий Максимович — Официальный сайт ЛДПР, информационное агентство ЛДПР, новости ЛДПР" (in Russian). ldpr.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  3. ^ a b c Ivanova, Marina (13 October 2016). "Interview with the youngest deputy of the State Duma". ura.ru (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Information on the ongoing elections and referendums". vybory.izbirkom.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Founders of the Institute of World Civilizations". www.imc-i.ru (in Russian). Institute of World Civilizations. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  6. ^ "About the Institute". www.imc-i.ru (in Russian). Institute of World Civilizations. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  7. ^ Taisiya Grigorieva (5 October 2016). "Самый молодой депутат Госдумы прожил год, не заработав ни копейки". riafan.ru (in Russian).
  8. ^ a b "Власов Василий Максимович — Официальный сайт ЛДПР, информационное агентство ЛДПР, новости ЛДПР". ldpr.ru (in Russian). Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Vasily Maksimovich Vlasov". duma.gov.ru (in Russian). The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Government rejects initiative to lower legal voting age to 16 years". RT International. TV-Novosti. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  11. ^ "The youngest members of the LDPR faction made a law about the possibility of joining the party 16 years". ldpr.ru (in Russian). LDPR. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Russia's youngest MPs seek drop in age of political party membership to 16". RT International. TV-Novosti. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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