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Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov is a Russian politician who has been the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation since 1993. He has been Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 2001, a deputy in the State Duma since 1993, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 1996.


Member of Parliament
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First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Assumed office
14 February 1993
Preceded by Valentin Kuptsov
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communist Parties
Assumed office
23 January 2001
Preceded by Oleg Shenin
Leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the State Duma
Assumed office
12 December 1993
Preceded by Position established
Member of the State Duma
Assumed office
12 December 1993
Personal details
Born Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov
(1944-06-26) 26 June 1944 (age 72)
Mymrino, Oryol Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Other political
affiliations
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Nadezhda Vitalyevna
Children Andrey
Tatiana
Religion Russian Orthodoxy
Awards
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Army
Years of service 1963–1966
Rank Colonel

Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov (Russian: Генна́дий Андре́евич Зюга́нов; born 26 June 1944) is a Russian politician who has been the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation since 1993. He has been Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet Union (UCP-CPSU) since 2001, a deputy in the State Duma since 1993, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 1996.