Vasily Starodubtsev

Vasily Alexandrovich Starodubtsev (Russian: Василий Александрович Стародубцев; December 25, 1931 in Volovchik village, Central Black Earth Oblast, now Lipetsk Oblast – December 30, 2011 in Novomoskovsk, Tula Oblast)[1] was a Soviet and Russian politician and governor of Tula Oblast from 1997 to 2005.[2][3] He was also one of the GKChP members during the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt[2] and was a leader of the Agrarian Party of Russia.

Vasily Starodubtsev


Starodubtsev graduated from Voronezh Agricultural Institute and All-USSR Correspondence Agricultural Institute. For many years he was a chairman of kolkhoz in Novomoskovsk district. Among his awards were Hero of Socialist Labour title, three Orders of Lenin, USSR State Prize, Order of the October Revolution, Order of the Badge of Honour. He had Candidate of Sciences degree in agriculture and was a corresponding member of VASKhNIL.

Starodubtsev was a member of the Federation Council of Russia (1993–96; also in 1997–2001 as a region governor) and of the State Duma (2007–11).

Starodubtsev was a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.


  1. ^ Умер член ГКЧП Василий Стародубцев
  2. ^ a b Specter, Michael (25 March 1997). Regions Defy Yeltsin to Start Talk of a More Perfect Union, The New York Times (noting recent election of Vasily Starodubtsev to replace Nikolai Sevruygin as governor)
  3. ^ (26 September 2010). Умер Геннадий Янаев, «несбывшийся» президент СССР, Газета по-киевски (Kiev Gazette) (in Russian) (noting he was governor from 1997 through 2005)

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Government offices
Preceded by
Nikolai Sevryugin
Governor of Tula Oblast
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav Dudka