Gennady Seleznev: biography and career

Gennady Seleznev is a deputy of the State DumaRussia with many years of experience, who happened to occupy the chair of the speaker. In addition, this man is known as a journalist and an active public and scientific figure, who left behind him many different publications and several books.

The beginning of the way

Gennady Seleznev was born on November 6, 1947year in the small town of Serov, in the Sverdlovsk region, in the family of Nikolai Stepanovich Seleznev and Vera Ivanovna Fokina. After school I entered the vocational school, which he graduated in 1964. He did not want to remain a resident of the province. Therefore, he moved to Leningrad, where he worked as a turner at a defense enterprise. And then the guy was drafted into the army.

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Returning to the "citizen", Gennady Seleznev,whose biography had not been anything special before, began its journey to the heights. He showed himself to be an active member of the Komsomol and even rose to the head of the Vyborg district committee of the Komsomol, and then replaced the head of the committee at the regional level.

Journalistic Activity

The profession of the turner did not satisfy the ambitious andcapable young man. Therefore Seleznev received another education, graduating from journalism LSU in 1974. In the same year he took the post of deputy editor, and later editor of the newspaper "Smena". The edition was regional. And in it he worked for 6 years.

Gennady Seleznev biography

In the eightieth year Gennady Seleznev was entrustedchair of the deputy head of the propaganda and agitation department of the Central Committee of the Komsomol. At that time he was already a member of the bureau of this organization. From this year and the 88th, the future speaker of the State Duma edited Komsomolskaya Pravda, and from 88 to 91st, the Teachers' Newspaper. His work in the latest edition of Gennady Seleznev combined with the post of head of the department of journalism at the Institute of Youth Goskomtrud of Russia.

In February 1991, Seleznev was appointed deputyeditor of the main newspaper of the Pravda. And after the August putsch, he became its editor and at the same time vice-president of the newly established Joint-Stock Company "Pravda International". The post of Pravda editor Seleznev took two years. In ninety-third he was dismissed by his order Shumeiko, who heads the Russian Press Committee. However, Gennady Nikolaevich retained the post of vice-president at Pravda International, JSC.

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At that time, his politicalcareer. And in 1995 he headed the printed organ of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Pravda on a voluntary basis. Its editor, Gennady Seleznev, whose photo was increasingly flickering in the media, remained until the 96th.

Political activity

Seleznev became a member in the ninety-first yearThe Central Committee of the CPSU, and after the collapse of the Union joined the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, from which as a deputy came to the Duma of the first convocation in the 93rd. Here he dealt with issues of information policy and communication, replacing the chairman of the relevant committee. And in '95 he became the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma itself. Party work also worked out for a man whom the Communists elected as their secretary. Since December 17, 1995, Gennady Seleznev is a deputy of the State Duma of the second convocation, and from the 96th - its speaker.

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The last year of the second millennium was noted forGennady Nikolaevich two important events: he entered the Security Council of Russia, and also ran for the governors of the Moscow region and even won in the first round. But in the second round he was overcome by Gromov. In the ninety-ninth year Seleznev again got into the State Duma. And again he was elected speaker, which was the reason for the deprivation of the party ticket. The leadership of the Communist Party demanded that Gennady Nikolaevich abandon the post of Duma Chairman, which he did not want to do. And his Communist comrades-in-arms ruled him out of their ranks.

In the same 2002, Seleznev founded and headedhis own political force under the name "Party of the Revival of Russia", which after 4 years was renamed "Patriotic Forces. For the Motherland. " In 2003, Gennady Nikolaevich for the fourth time received a deputy mandate. But he did not become a candidate in the speakers any more. But he planned to participate in the presidential campaign of 2005, which, however, remained only an intention. In the 2007 elections, Gennady Seleznev went to the Duma from the party "Patriots of Russia", which did not gain enough votes. Two years later, the former speaker almost completely "tied up" with politics.


Departing from political activities, Seleznev in2009 was headed by the Board of Directors of the Moscow Regional Bank. Not participating more in government, he closely watched what was happening in the country. He actively criticized the railway reform, putting forward his proposals, and also tried to contribute to the party building of Russia. His pen has several books on the law and politics of Russia, as well as a number of publications on this topic.

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A family

Gennady Seleznev was married to Irina Borisovna Selezneva (nee Maslova). They brought up the only daughter Tatyana, who gave the ex-speaker two granddaughters - Lisa and Katya.


In the last years of his life, Seleznev was seriously ill. All conscious life, being an avid smoker, he periodically suffered from various lung diseases. And in the end, he got cancer. He died on July 19, 2015 in Moscow. He died at home, because the medicine was written in his helplessness, and all that the doctors could do was just anesthetize the process. But this, according to the wife, Gennady Nikolayevich refused. And in life, and in politics, and in journalism, he has proved to be a strong and courageous person.

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