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Biography for Alexander Torshin

First Name: Alexander
Last Name: Torshin
Title: Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council
Organization: the Federation Council
Date of Birth: 27/11/1953
Place of Birth: Mitoga, Bolsheretsk district, Kamchatka region
Spouses: Nina Valeryevna
Children: Two children
Education: Graduated in 1978 from the All-Union Law Correspondence Institute with a degree in law.1978-1981, postgraduate courses with the same institute.Graduated in 1990 from the Training Center for High School Teachers.
CV: 1971-1973, secretary, office worker at Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).1973-1975, service in the Soviet Army.1976-1979, legal consultant, Republic Association for Building Fuel Enterprises, USSR Ministry of the Fuel Industry.1981-1983, assistant, Department of State and Law Theory, All-Union Law Correspondence Institute.1983-1984, academic secretary of, Soviet Association of Political Science.1984-1986, First researcher, Social Sciences Section, USSR Academy of Sciences (as from 1991, Russian Academy of Sciences).1987-1990, First teacher, then assistant professor of Department of Soviet State Building and Law, Academy of Social Sciences under the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (SPSU) Central Committee.1990-1991, First adviser, consultant, Department of Relations with Social Political Organizations, CPSU Central Committee.1991, expert, Administration of the President of the USSR (Mikhail Gorbachev)1991-1992, head, Department of Social and Political Cooperation, simultaneously, board member of the Service of State Advisers of the RSFSR for Cooperation with Social Associations (since 1992, State Advisors of the Russian Federation on Political Issues).1992-1993, advisor to head of Administration of the Russian Federation President1993-1995, deputy head, then head, department of cooperation with legislative bodies and public organizations, Administration of the Government of the Russian Federation.1995-May 1998, secretary, state secretary of (ranked as first vice-chairman) the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.May - July 1998, first deputy head, Administration of the Russian Federation Government.July – September 1998, Authorized Representative of the Government at the State Duma.September 1998 – February 1999, Deputy Head of the Cabinet Apparatus.From March 1999 – Deputy General Director of The Agency for Restructuring of Crediting Organizations (ARCO).Form January 31, 2001, member of the Federation Council.January 2002 – elected Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council.March 17th, 2004 elected Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Union of Russia and Byelorussia UnionSince January 26th 2001, representative of the Marii-El Republic Government in the Federation Council.
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