Vladimir Sipyagin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Sipyagin (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Сипягин; born 19 February 1970) is a Russian statesman and politician. He was the fourth Governor of Vladimir Oblast from 2018 to 2021, and his election was one of the few upsets of the 2018 Russian gubernatorial elections amidst anti-establishment sentiment in the country.

Vladimir Sipyagin
Владимир Сипягин
Vladimir Sipyagin (2018-12-27) (cropped).jpg
Member of the State Duma
Assumed office
12 October 2021
ConstituencyAt-large
4th Governor of Vladimir Oblast
In office
8 October 2018 – 4 October 2021
Preceded bySvetlana Orlova
Succeeded byAleksandr Avdeyev (acting)[1]
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Vladimir Oblast
In office
8 September 2013 – 8 October 2018
Personal details
Born
Vladimir Vladimirovich Sipyagin

(1970-02-19) 19 February 1970 (age 52)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Russia
Parent
  • Vladimir Yakovlevich Sipyagin[2] (father)

He was the chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Policy, Nature Management and Ecology in the Legislative Assembly of Vladimir Oblast from 23 September 2013 to 8 October 2018.[3]

BigographyEdit

Vladimir Sipyagin was born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union on 19 February 1970.[4] His father was Vladimir Yakovlevich Sipyagin (1940-2011).[2]

In 2001, he graduated from the Vladimir branch of the Russian Academy of Civil Service under the President of Russia with a degree in Public and Municipal Administration. In 2012, he entered the master's program of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Civil Service under the President of the Russian Federation, majoring in "State and Municipal Administration".[4]

From 2012 to 2016, he was an Assistant Deputy of the State Duma to Vitaly Zolochevsky.[4]

On 14 October 2012, Sipyagin ran for the Councils of People's Deputies of the city of Alexandrov and the Alexandrovsky district from the LDPR party in single-mandate constituencies No. 5 and No. 2, respectively. In the fifth constituency he took the fourth place (4.82%) out of five, in the second - the last third place (9.1%), as a result, Sipyagin lost the election.

Since 8 September 2013, he has been a member and leader of the LDPR faction in the Legislative Assembly of Vladimir Oblast. He has been re-elected as member of the Legislative Assembly of the Vladimir Oblast from the Liberal Democratic Party on a single day of voting on 9 September 2018.[5][6]

In 2013, Sipyagin became the coordinator of the Vladimir Oblast branch of the LDPR political party, replacing Zolochevsky. In April 2015, he resigned as regional coordinator, giving way to his deputy, Ilya Potapov.

On 13 September 2015, he participated in the elections to the Council of People's Deputies of Vladimir of the 27th convocation under the second number on the LDPR list. He was elected, but after the election he refused the mandate.

On 18 September 2016, he ran for the State Duma of the VII convocation from the Liberal Democratic Party: he headed the regional group for the Vladimir region No. 53, and was also nominated for the single-mandate constituency No. 79. He did not go to the State Duma according to the list, in the district he gained 10.05%, taking third a place out of ten candidates (United Russia member Igor Igoshin became a State Duma member).

He was the chairman of the Board of the Association of Subsoil Users of the Vladimir Region, (before taking office in 2018). Until 2018, he was chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Policy, Nature Management and Ecology in the Legislative Assembly of the Vladimir region.

Governor of Vladimir OblastEdit

Sipyagin ran twice for governor of the Vladimir Oblast: in 2013 and 2018.

On 8 September 2013, he took part in the election of the governor of the Vladimir Oblast, according to the results of the vote, he gained 3.88% of the vote, losing to the Communist Party candidate Anatoly Bobrov (10.64%) and United Russia party Svetlana Orlova (74.73%).[7]

On a single voting day, 9 September 2018, he took part in the election of the governor of Vladimir Oblast. Since none of the candidates received the majority of votes, allowing them to be elected governor, a second round was appointed for 23 September 2018, in which Sipyagin had to compete with the current governor and candidate from United Russia, Orlova, who scored 36 in the first round. 42% of the votes. In the second round, Sipyagin received the majority of the votes (57.03%), ahead of Orlova.[8]

On 26 September 2018, he was recognized as the elected governor of Vladimir Oblast by the Election Commission of Vladimir Oblast.[9] On 8 October 2018 Sipyagin was officially inaugurated as governor.[10]

On 29 September 2021 Sipyagin resigned from the governorship. As his press service stated, "Vladimir Sipyagin decided to move to work in the State Duma. At the federal level, he would be able to do more for Vladimir Oblast." He was included in the LDPR party list on the election to the 8th State Duma.[11] This came one year after Sergei Furgal, who also unexpectedly beat the United Russia candidate, Khabarovsk Krai, was jailed.

On 24 March 2022, the United States Treasury sanctioned him in response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

FamilyEdit

He has four children: two daughters and two sons.

HobbiesEdit

He is engaged in boxing, wrestling.[13] He is president of the branch of the Speed Skating Federation in Vladimir Oblast.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Путин назначил главой Владимирской области депутата-единоросса". RBC (in Russian). 4 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Справка". Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Комитет по аграрной политике, природопользованию и экологии — Законодательное Собрание Владимирской области". www.zsvo.ru. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Сипягин Владимир Владимирович" (in Russian). ldpr.ru. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Биография избранного губернатора Владимирской области Владимира Сипягина". ТАСС. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Избирательные участки открылись на втором туре выборов губернатора Владимирской области". РИА Новости (in Russian). Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Сведения о проводящихся выборах и референдумах". izbirkom.ru. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Сипягин набрал 57 % голосов на выборах губернатора Владимирской области". Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Избирательная комиссия Владимирской области утвердила результаты повторного голосования по выборам Губернатора". izbirkom.ru. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Владимир Сипягин вступил в должность губернатора Владимирской области". РИА Новости (in Russian). Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Владимирский губернатор Сипягин покинет пост из-за перехода в Госдуму" [Vladimir's Governor Sipyagin will leave the post due to the transition to the State Duma] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 29 September 2021.
  12. ^ "U.S. Treasury Sanctions Russia's Defense-Industrial Base, the Russian Duma and Its Members, and Sberbank CEO". U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Владимир Сипягин. Пресс-портрет: Амбиции – вторично, моя главная цель – развитие Владимирской области". runews24.ru. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.