The Info List - Ivan Rybkin

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Ivan Petrovich Rybkin (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Ры́бкин; born 20 October 1946) is a Russian politician. He was Chairman of Russia's State Duma
State Duma
in 1994–96 and Secretary of the Security Council in 1996–98.


1 Early life 2 Political career

2.1 Speaker of Russian State Duma 2.2 Presidential candidate and kidnapping

3 References

Early life[edit] He was born in village of Semigorka, Voronesh Oblast. In 1968, Rybkin graduated from Volgograd Agricultural Institute, and in 1991 from the Soviet Academy of Social Sciences. After a career on lower ranks of the Communist Party, Rybkin was elected as peoples' deputy to the congress of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
in 1990. In 1993, Rybkin became a member of the Agrarian Party of Russia. That very year in December, he was elected deputy of the State Duma. Political career[edit] Speaker of Russian State Duma[edit] In 1994, Rybkin was elected speaker of the State Duma. In January 1995, he became a member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. In July of that year, Rybkin became a leader of the Ivan Rybkin Bloc. In March 1998, Rybkin was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Independent States
affairs. Presidential candidate and kidnapping[edit] In 2004, Rybkin was nominated by Berezovsky's Liberal Party for the Russian presidential elections. During the campaign, on 2 February 2004, he accused incumbent President Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
of organizing terrorist acts in Russia
in 1999 and of being involved in shady business activities with Yury Kovalchuk, Mikhail Kovalchuk, Gennady Timchenko, KiNEx and the Russia
Bank, which allegedly swallowed up a vast share of the nation's financial flows. In February 2004, Rybkin disappeared for 4 days under mysterious circumstances. A day after his return he accused the Putin administration of complicity in the 1999 bomb attacks in Moscow that led to a war in the Russian breakaway republic of Chechnya.[1] Five days later, Rybkin appeared in Kiev. He stated later that he had been kidnapped and drugged by Russian FSB agents [2] who lured him to Ukraine promising to arrange meeting with the former Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov. Upon arrival he was offered refreshments in the apartment, at which point he became "very drowsy." After being unconscious, he waked up on 10 February. Upon waking, he was shown a videotape in which he was performing "revolting acts" conducted by "horrible perverts". He was told that the tape would be made public if he continued with his presidential campaign.[3] According to Alexander Litvinenko, the FSB agents apparently treated Rybkin with their standard truth drug.[2][4][5] Rybkin said he feared for his safety if he returned to Russia, and whilst he initially continued the campaign from overseas, on 5 March 2004, he withdrew from the race, saying he did not want to be part of "this farce," as he called the elections.[6] References[edit]

^ Politkovskaya, Anna (2007) A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia ^ a b Alex Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko. Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko
Alexander Litvinenko
and the Return of the KGB. New York: Free Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1416551652. ^ [1][2] ^ [3] ^ [4] ^ [5]

Political offices

Preceded by Ruslan Khasbulatov as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet Mikhail Rodzianko as Chairman of the State Duma
Chairman of the State Duma
of Russian Empire Chairman of the State Duma 14 January 1994 – 17 January 1996 Succeeded by Gennadiy Seleznyov

Preceded by Alexander Lebed Secretary of the Security Council of Russia 19 October 1996–2 March 1998 Succeeded by Andrei Kokoshin

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Chairman of the State Duma
Chairman of the State Duma

Russian Empire

Sergey Muromtsev Fyodor Golovin Nikolay Khomyakov Alexander Guchkov Mikhail Rodzianko

Russian Federation

Ivan Rybkin Gennadiy Seleznyov Boris Gryzlov Sergey Naryshkin Vyacheslav Volodin

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Candidates in the Russian presidential election, 2004


Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

Other candidates

Nikolay Kharitonov
Nikolay Kharitonov
(Communist Party) Sergey Glazyev
Sergey Glazyev
(Independent) Irina Khakamada
Irina Khakamada
(Independent) Oleg Malyshkin (LDPR) Sergey Mironov
Sergey Mironov
(Russian Party of Life)


Ivan Rybkin
Ivan Rybkin

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 79383971 LCCN: n95030205 ISNI: 0000 0001 1072 692X GND: 115759557 SUDOC: 18299709X