Yevgeny Stepanovich Savchenko
Евгений Степанович Савченко
|1st Governor of Belgorod Oblast|
|Assumed office |
December 18, 1993
|Born||April 8, 1950|
Krasnoyaruzhsky District, Kursk Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
|Political party||United Russia|
Yevgeny Stepanovich Savchenko (Russian: Евгений Степанович Савченко) (born 1950) is a Russian politician. Since 1993, he has served as the governor of Belgorod Oblast in Southern Russia. Savchenko is a member of United Russia.
Savchenko is a supporter of President Putin and won by a clear majority against his communist challenger, Vasily Altukhov in 2003, receiving 61% of the votes. He had previously been elected in 1999, when he won against Vladimir Zhirinovsky. He initiated a campaign against swearing in his district.
- Vergun, Anton (2017-09-11). "Биография избранного губернатора Белгородской области Евгения Савченко" (in Russian). TASS.
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