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Russia approves plans for NATO base

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- Moscow confirmed Friday that it gave its consent for NATO to use an air base as a transit hub for operations in Afghanistan.
Russian election committee confirms fraud

Russian election committee confirms fraud

MOSCOW, May 11 (UPI) -- Roughly 17 percent of the complaints registered with Russian election officials over the March presidential contest were confirmed, authorities said.

Russians protest Volga River NATO hub

ULYANOVSK, Russia, April 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Russian city of Ulyanovsk over the weekend to protest plans to establish a NATO transport hub there.
Mass march planned against Putin

Mass march planned against Putin

MOSCOW, March 15 (UPI) -- An opposition leader in Moscow called for a million-man march in Moscow two days before Vladimir Putin is to be sworn into office as president.
Putin officially declared election winner

Putin officially declared election winner

MOSCOW, March 8 (UPI) -- A Russian election commission confirmed that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won weekend presidential elections by a landslide.
Opposition to Putin continues

Opposition to Putin continues

MOSCOW, March 7 (UPI) -- A Russian opposition group said it wouldn't recognize the weekend presidential election victory for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Investigate elections, London tells Putin

Investigate elections, London tells Putin

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- Irregularities identified by the OSCE during presidential elections in Russia during the weekend shouldn't be overlooked, the British foreign secretary said.
Hundreds arrested at Russian rallies

Hundreds arrested at Russian rallies

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- Thousands of people rallied Monday in Moscow following the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president and activists say hundreds were arrested.

Russian vote skewed, OSCE says

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- There was no real competition in the Russian presidential and the outcome was never really in doubt, European election monitors said.
Putin bid said to have wide support

Putin bid said to have wide support

MOSCOW, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- More than half of Russian voters surveyed said they support Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his bid to become the country's president.
Moscow officials deny pushing Putin rally

Moscow officials deny pushing Putin rally

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- City officials in Moscow deny claims they're pressuring school leaders to send employees to a rally supporting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's presidential bid.
Russian panel rejects 2 presidential bids

Russian panel rejects 2 presidential bids

MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Russian Central Election Committee rejected Liberal opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky's bid to run for president against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Left Front, Communists unite in Russia

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russia's radical Left Front movement said Tuesday it will join forces with the country's Communist Party in backing party head Gennady Zyuganov's election bid.
Polls show Putin support under 50 percent

Polls show Putin support under 50 percent

MOSCOW, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Support for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's presidential bid rose to 48 percent in recent weeks, the state-run polling agency VTsIOM said Friday.
Medvedev pushes Putin for president

Medvedev pushes Putin for president

MOSCOW, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the main task of the ruling United Russia Party is to make Vladimir Putin a "worthy" 2012 presidential candidate.
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Gennady Zyuganov
MOS2000120304 - 03 DECEMBER 2000 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, speaks during the 7th Russian Communist Party Congress, which reelected him as the party's chairman, in Moscow, Sunday December 3, 2000. The Communists remain Russia's largest political party, but their ranks are splintering and it has lost much of its clout over the past year. The Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin's bust is in the background. bc/mm/Maxim Marmur UPI
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Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov (Russian: Генна́дий Андре́евич Зюга́нов; born 26 June 1944) is a Russian politician, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (since 1993), Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet Union (UCP-CPSU) (since 2001), deputy of the State Duma (since 1993), and a member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (since 1996).

Zyuganov was born in Mymrino, a farming village in Oryol Oblast, south of Moscow. The son and grandson of schoolteachers, he followed in their footsteps: after graduating from a secondary school, his first job was working there for one year as a physics teacher in 1961.

In 1962, he enrolled into the Department of Physics and Mathematics of Oryol Pedagogical Institute. From 1963 to 1966, he served in a Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Intelligence unit of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. Zyuganov joined the Communist Party in 1966.

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