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Vadim Nikolaevich Krasnoselsky (Russian: Вади́м Никола́евич Красносе́льский; born 14 April 1970) is a Transnistrian politician who is the 3rd and current President of Transnistria. Previously, he served as a member of the Supreme Council of Transnistria from the 7th district, as 6th Speaker of the Supreme Council (2015–2016) and the 7th Minister of the Interior.

Vadim Krasnoselsky
Vadim Krasnoselsky official portrait.jpg
3rd President of Transnistria
Assumed office
16 December 2016
Prime MinisterAleksandr Martynov
Preceded byYevgeny Shevchuk
6th Speaker of the Supreme Council
In office
23 December 2015 – 14 December 2016
Preceded byMikhail Burla
Succeeded byAlexander Shcherba
Member of the Supreme Council from 7th district
In office
30 November 2015 – 14 December 2016
Preceded byValery Chervonooky
Succeeded byRuslan Gareev
7th Minister of the Interior
In office
10 January 2007 – 27 February 2012
PresidentIgor Smirnov
Yevgeny Shevchuk
Preceded byAleksandr Korolyov
Succeeded bySergey Monul
Personal details
Born
Vadim Nikolaevich Krasnoselsky

(1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 49)
Dauriya, Zabaykalsky Krai, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Political partyRenewal
Spouse(s)
Svetlana Krasnoselskaya (m. 1991)
Children2
Alma materShevchenko Transnistria State University
Kozhedub University of the Air Force
Military service
RankMajor General

BiographyEdit

Krasnoselsky was born in the Zabaykalsky District of the Russian SFSR of the Soviet Union.[1] In 1978 his father was transferred to a military base in Bender in the Moldavian SSR.[1] After leaving school in 1987 Krasnoselsky started studying in Odessa, but left during his first year to join a Military Aviation Engineer Higher School in Kharkiv, from which he graduated in 1993.[1] He subsequently joined the Transistrian security forces, later becoming a high-ranking official in the Ministry of the Interior.[1] Vadim took his degree in law at the Pridnestrovian state university in 2002.[2]

 
Krasnoselsky during his inauguration in 2017.

In 2007 Krasnoselsky became Minister of the Interior, serving until 2012 when he started working in business.[1] He was elected to the Supreme Council in the 2015 elections, and was appointed as the body's Speaker.[1] Supported by the Sheriff conglomerate,[3] he defeated incumbent President Yevgeny Shevchuk in the 2016 presidential elections, receiving 62% of the vote.[4]

FamilyEdit

His wife, Svetlana Krasnoselskaya, is a philologist, and is also a Russian language teacher. He has one son, Ivan, and 2 daughters, Genevieve and Sofia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Vadim Krasnoselski won the presidential elections in Transnistria Crime Moldova
  2. ^ Vadim Krasnoselsky elected supreme council chairman Novosti PMR, 23 December 2015
  3. ^ The upcoming presidential election in Transnistria Balcani Caucaso
  4. ^ Додон поздравил Красносельского с победой на выборах главы ПМР RIA Novosti, 12 December 2016
  5. ^ Sputnik. "Светлана Красносельская о муже: мы знакомы со школьной скамьи". ru.sputnik.md (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-11-24.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yevgeny Shevchuk
President of Transnistria
2016–present
Incumbent