Sergey Baburin
Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin ' onMouseout='HidePop("73965")' href="/topics/Semey">Semipalatinsk
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, Kazakh SSR
Kazakh SSR
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) is a Russian nationalist politician and is Vice Speaker of the Russian State Duma
State Duma
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 and leader of the Party of National Revival "Narodnaya Volya". He was elected for the Rodina
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 bloc. He is a member of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitral and Procedural Law.

Baburin holds a Ph.D. in law from Leningrad State University and served as Dean of Law at Omsk State University
Omsk State University
Omsk F. M. Dostoevsky State University , usually referred to as Omsk State University was founded in 1974 in the city of Omsk, Russia. The university has since grown significantly...

. In 1990, he was elected as peoples' deputy in the Supreme Soviet of Russia
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. He was one of the few who voted against officially dissolving the USSR in December, 1991. He served in the Soviet army
Soviet Army
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 in Afghanistan
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 and garnered several awards for his service. He was the founder and one of the leaders of the Russian All-People's Union
Russian All-People's Union
Russian All-People's Union was a Russian nationalist political party, formed in October 1991, in 2001 it merged into Narodnaya Volya. Its leader was Sergey Baburin....

. During Russian constitutional crisis of 1993
Russian constitutional crisis of 1993
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 he was one of the most outspoken leaders of anti-Yeltsin
Boris Yeltsin
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 opposition. Sergey Baburin is a conservative nationalist who counts Jean-Marie Le Pen
Jean-Marie Le Pen
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 and Radovan Karadžić
Radovan Karadžic
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 among his personal friends.

In the 2007 Duma election campaign Baburin gained broad media attention by proposing a bill giving every Russian 4 million rubles (approximately 150 thousands in US dollars) as means of one-time compensation for wrongdoings of the privatization of state property in the early 90s. Curiosly this initiative would require about 22 000 billion USD - more than half of the current World GDP.

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