Governor of the Yaroslavl Region Anatoly Ivanovich Lisitsyn (1991-2007)
Anatoliy Lisitsyn has now become the Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Anatoly Ivanovich Lisitsyn was born in 1947 on the 26th of June in the village Bolshiye Smenky, of Sonkovsky district of the Tver (former Kalinin) Region.
After he left school and then got demobilized from the Soviet Army, Anatoly Lisitsyn started working in the Rybinsk Woodworking Industrial Complex “Svoboda”. He made a long way from a carpenter to director of this enterprise, which he headed when he was 35 years old. While working he graduated from the Leningrad Forestry Engineering Academy and acquired a profession of a processing engineer, later he got an economic education.
The way to power
In 1987 he started working in the organs of executive authority: as the first deputy chairman of the Rybinsky Executive Committee, as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Rybinsky National Deputies Council, he was elected to the National Deputies Council in the Yaroslavl Region of the first convocation.
Management of the region
In December 1991 the President of the RF appointed Lisitsyn acting as the head of the administration of the Yaroslavl region, in September 1992 he was appointed head of the administration. On the general election he was elected governor of the Yaroslavl region three times (in 1995, 1999, 2003). During the recent election the head of the region received 73% of votes.
On the 2nd of November 2006 deputies of the State Duma of the Yaroslavl Region appointed the acting head of the region Anatoly Lisitsyn governor for a 4-year term, as advised by Vladimir Putin, the President of the RF. On the meeting 42 deputies out of 45 voted for Lisitsyn.
Anatoly Lisitsyn is a member of the State Council of the RF; in 2001 he was head of a working group of the State Council on military-industrial complex development in Russia.
The region residents fairly correlate most of positive events with Lisitsyn’s activity, who is objectively one of the most influential and outstanding regional leaders. The governor considers realization of perspective projects to be one of the most important aspects of socio-economic politics of the region as they contribute to strategic development of the Yaroslavl Region and improve the well-being of its residents.
Points of development in the Yaroslavl Region are considered to be construction of the Universal Cultural and Sports Center “Arena-2000-Lokomotiv”, development of the international airport “Tunoshna”, restoration of the Cathedral of the Assumption, construction of the second bridge across the river Volga in Yaroslavl, founding of the International Center for Skiing and Recreation “Demino” near Rybinsk and many others. Realization of these projects creates modern infrastructure of the region and makes it clear to Yaroslavl residents that they live in the region with great potential.
In 2001 Lisitsyn became the first winner of the prize “The Russian National Olympus” in the nomination “Governor of the year” for achievements in realization of a number of large-scale projects in the region. In 2002 he was again acknowledged as the winner of the prize “The Russian National Olympus” in the nomination “Social regional leader”.
In April 2003 Anatoly Lisitsyn was awarded the national prize “The best governors of Russia” for significant achievements in socio-economic and social areas of the region. The prize was instituted by the Russian Biography Institute together with representatives of the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. Anatoly Lisitsyn was awarded the following governmental prizes: order “Sign of Honour”, Friendship order, Honour order, order “For Services to the Motherland” of the 3rd category, and orders of the Russian Orthodox Church – Order of the St. Blessed Prince Daniil of Moscow of the 2nd category, order of St. Blessed Prince Dimitry “For Mercy Deeds”, order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the 2nd category, order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the 1st category.
Anatoly Lisitsyn leads an active life. Billiard, mountain hunting, historical literature are among his hobbies. The head of the region is an active fan of Yaroslavl teams, which take part in Russian championships (a hockey team “Lokomotive” and a football team “Shinnik”). The governor’s working day includes constant trips across the region, to Moscow and to other regions of Russia: Anatoly Lisitsyn’s service vehicle covers 200,000 kilometers per year. But despite everything he always finds time for his family and especially for his dear grandson Denis.
Governor of the Yaroslavl region Sergey Alekseevich Vakhrukov (2007-2012)
Sergey Alekseevich Vakhrukov was born on the 20th of June 1958 in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl region).
In 1980 he graduated from Rybinsk Avia-Technological Institute and started to work as an electronic engineer at Production Association of Motor Industry. After military service in the Soviet Army he started to work in Komsomol and Communist Party authorities.
In December 1991 he became the State Secretary of the Administration of the Yaroslavl region. In 1994 he took the post of the Deputy Governor - State Secretary of the Administration of the Yaroslavl region, in 1996 he was entitled the 1st Deputy Governor of the Yaroslavl region.
In 1996 he was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Yaroslavl region of the 2nd and 3d convocations and held the position up to 2000.
Since March 1996 till March 2000 he was the Chairman of the State Duma of the Yaroslavl region and a member of the Federal Council of the Parliament of the Russian Federation.
Since 2000 till 2007 he acted as a Deputy Authorized Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Ural Federal District.
On December, 25 2007 Sergey Alekseevich Vakhrukov was appointed the Governor of the Yaroslavl region by the President of the Russian Federation.