We believe that a special commission of deputies from the State Duma (lower house of parliament), members of the Federation Council (upper house) and the Kremlin administration must be set up to investigate the facts relating to the election's total falsificationTop Russian communist disputes election Mar 22, 2008
This group has come up with 20 ways of humiliating the peopleRussian election results challenged Dec 03, 2007
I not only suggest this, I know very well how this can be arranged. There is nothing strange hereRussia's head red pins bird flu on U.S. Mar 15, 2006
It's strange that not a single duck has yet died in America -- they are all dying in Russia and European countries. This makes one seriously wonder whyRussia's head red pins bird flu on U.S. Mar 15, 2006
The party elected me leader, and as the leader I must carry out the party's assignment to run for president. ... If the party assigns me to run, I am ready to runRussia's top Communist to try for Kremlin Oct 25, 2005
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.