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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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