Pavel Nikolayevich Grudinin (Russian: Павел Николаевич Грудинин; born 20 October 1960) is a Russian politician and entrepreneur. He has served as Chairman of the Council of deputies of the city settlement Vidnoye since 9 October 2017.
|Chairman of the Council of Deputies of Vidnoye|
|Assumed office |
9 October 2017
|Deputy of the Council of Deputies of Vidnoye|
|Assumed office |
10 September 2017
|Deputy of the Moscow Oblast Duma|
Pavel Nikolayevich Grudinin
20 October 1960
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Communist Party of the Russian Federation|
|Alma mater||Moscow State Agroengineering University|
Life and careerEdit
Grudinin was born in Moscow, to Nikolai Konstantinovich Grudinin and Serafima Zinovievna Grudinina (née Pishchik), both agricultural workers who met while studying at the Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. In 1961 they were sent to the Leninsky District, Moscow Oblast to work at the Lenin Sovkhoz. According to Grudinin, his sister, grandmother and son, his aunts, uncles and cousins all worked in the same sovkhoz on different levels, and their "dynasty spent over 250 years in total working" there.
His paternal grandparents were from the Vologda Governorate. His father was born in the Gryazovetsky District and grew up in Vologda. His maternal grandfather was Jewish, from the Volgograd Oblast, who moved to Leningrad and married an ethnic Russian woman; he served as a tank commander during the Great Patriotic War and was declared missing in action in 1944. Grudinin identifies himself as Russian. He belongs to Russian Orthodoxy, but criticizes current ROC for "interference in temporal affairs".
After graduating from school in 1977 he entered the Moscow State Agroengineering University as a mechanical engineer, and graduated in 1982. After graduating he began working at the Lenin State Farm (sovkhoz), where many members of his family had already been employed. From 1982 to 1989 he worked there as head of the mechanical workshop, from 1990 to 1995 as deputy director. In 1995 he became the general director of newly formed privately held company ZAO Lenin State Farm, where he also got the blocking shareholding.
Since 1997, he was elected three times as a deputy of the Moscow Oblast Duma, where he successfully worked until 2011. In 2001 he graduated from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, majoring in jurisprudence.
2018 Presidential campaignEdit
On 23 December 2017, at the XVII Congress of the Communist Party, Pavel Grudinin was nominated as presidential candidate. It was also announced that his campaign headquarters will be headed by Gennady Zyuganov.
|“||Have Grudinin, according to the Declaration, in 2015, only interest income amounted to 752 million rubles. Can you imagine how much money he has? Plus, he's the owner of the farm, which in itself is worth several billion rubles. This is a real billionaire. Very large. And I understand if he income gave the party, for the benefit of the Communist cause. Still, there are decent people who earn a lot. But he still was a member of "United Russia". If a person earned billions, if the person was in the ruling party (United Russia), and then suddenly change one's shoes in the Communists, to put it mildly, is strange. To such a man the question immediately arises. Therefore, it is clear that a large part of the potential electorate would not support such a candidate.||”|
|“||In my opinion, they made a mistake, a political mistake, and my long-cherished idea of inevitability in historical perspective, the closest Association the Communist party and A Just Russia with this step, I think this idea is close to its implementation.||”|
2018 presidential electionEdit
|Pavel Grudinin||Communist Party||8,659,206||11.77|
|Vladimir Zhirinovsky||Liberal Democratic Party||4,154,985||5.65|
|Ksenia Sobchak||Civic Initiative||1,238,031||1.68|
|Boris Titov||Party of Growth||556,801||0.76|
|Maxim Suraykin||Communists of Russia||499,342||0.68|
|Sergey Baburin||Russian All-People's Union||479,013||0.65|
Awards and titlesEdit
He was awarded the medal In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow, Thanks to the President of the Russian Federation, an honorary diploma of the State Duma. He has the title of Honored Worker of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
During an interview with Russian vlogger Yuri Dud, Grudinin made a bet that if he did not received at least 15 % of the vote during the Presidental Election, he would shaved off his moustache. Grudinin indeed failed to achieve his goal, and published a video clip showed the beard-shaving process. 
- "Директор Совхоза им. В.И. Ленина Павел Грудинин: Мы стали заложниками формулы". kprf.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-12-23.
- "Кандидатом в президенты от КПРФ станет не Геннадий Зюганов, а Павел Грудинин". Meduza (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-12-23.
- A Fairy Tale Comes True article from Sovetskaya Rossiya, August 1, 2017 (in Russian)
- Russian Presidential Candidate Pavel Grudinin - A Self-made Man at Promdevelop.ru database of Russian and CIS industries (in Russian with built-in Google Translate)
- Grudinin: Stalin is our greatest leader of the past 100 years interview to Yury Dud, February 6, 2018 (in Russian)
- A List of Losses scan at OBD Memorial (in Russian)
- Интервью с Павлом Грудининым, 23.12.2017
- Pavel Grudinin's meeting with electorate in Nizhny Novgorod, 38:00, at the Red Line online TV (in Russian)
- Pavel Grudinin: "I'm a project of my parents, not Kremlin" interview at the Free Press online newspaper, February 26, 2018 (in Russian)
- "Земляника – ягода победы" (in Russian). 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
- Красный капиталист: почему КПРФ выдвинула в президенты Павла Грудинина
- "Музей клоунов заработал в совхозе имени Ленина". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
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- Payout time! Communist candidate shaves off mustache after losing bet on election result RT
- Pavel Grudinin presidential campaign website
- Pavel Grudinin presidential campaign Facebook
- Pavel Grudinin presidential campaign Twitter
- Pavel Grudinin presidential campaign YouTube
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| Communist Party presidential candidate