Dmitry Gudkov

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  • Name: Dmitry Gudkov ( Dmitriy Gudkov )
  • Date of birth: 19 January 1980
  • Age: 37 years
  • Place of birth: Kolomna, Moscow oblast
  • Height: 196
  • Activity: the Russian politician and public figure
  • Marital status: married

    Dmitry Gudkov: a biography

    Dmitry G. Gudkov – one of the most prominent oppositional politicians in Russia. He has been the Deputy chair in the State Duma 6-th convocation. But the 7-th convocation could not get not get enough votes when he ran for one of the constituencies of the capital. One of the few Duma deputies who did not vote for the joining of the Crimean Peninsula into the Russian Federation. Ally of opposition Ilya Ponomarev and Alexei Navalny. For the trip and speech in the U.S. Senate, some politicians called him a traitor and a traitor.

    Dmitry Gudkov
    Opposition leader and ex-MP |

    Dmitry Gudkov was born in Coloma in January 1980. He grew up in a family of famous politician Gennady Gudkov, who visited the state Duma of 4 times. At the time of his son’s birth his father worked in the city Committee of the Komsomol in the city. Then he served in the state security Committee. After leaving the service he went into business and became the owner of several security agencies. Afterward, when the sons Dmitry and Vladimir grew, the head of the family was elected to the State Duma and engaged in political activities.

    Dmitry’s mother is a musician by education. She taught at the local music school playing the piano. Later Maria Petrovna Gudkov headed established security company «Oskord».

    Dmitry Gudkov
    Has two higher educations |

    Moskvich successfully graduated from the school. High growth – 2 meters, was the reason for the fascination with basketball. The guy even received the title of master of sports. But sports, and journalism interested in Dima in high school. After completing his matriculation, he became a student of Moscow state University, by the faculty of journalism. As a student, he gained practical experience in the various editions of capital. And directed the center of public relations of the family company «Oskord».

    After graduating from MSU, the young man decided to continue her education and received a second higher education: graduated from the faculty of world economy, Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia.


    Political biography of Dmitry Gudkov began when he was studying on the 3rd course of Moscow state University. The son worked in the campaign headquarters of his father, who ran for the State Duma of III convocation. Since then, he has regularly participated in all election campaigns of his parents.

    Dmitry Gudkov's father
    Father |

    In 2004 Dmitry G. supervises the press office and coordinates youth policy of the people’s party. And at the end of next year for the first time tries his hand at the additional elections to the State Duma on University district of the capital. But the first election was not successful: the young politician gained only 1.5% of the votes: he walked Stanislav Govorukhin, and Viktor Shenderovich.

    But failure is not too upset Gudkov Jr. He continues to build his political career, given the mistakes and gaining new experience.

    Dmitry Gudkov
    A successful young politician |

    In 2009, Dmitry Gennadievich becomes co-Chairman of the Council of the party «Fair Russia» and supervises the youth policy. In addition, becoming a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. And the following year he was appointed Advisor to the Chairman of the faction «SR» in the State Duma Sergei Mironov.

    In the fall of 2011 Dmitry Gudkov makes a second attempt to become a Duma Deputy. His name stands at the head of the list of candidates from «Fair Russia». It is noteworthy that his candidacy was nominated by the regional groups of the two regions – the Ryazan and Tambov, in which the candidate is irrelevant.

    Dmitry Gudkov I Michael Kasyanov
    Mikhail Kasyanov |

    The second attempt was successful: a native of the town becomes the Deputy of the State Duma of the VI convocation and included in the faction «Fair Russia». It nominates a member of the Duma Committee of the constitutional and state-building.

    In 2011-12, Dmitry Gudkov became an active participant in meetings initiated by the non-systemic opposition. It supports Alexei Navalny and other strong critics of the government. In the spring of 2012, he, along with his father and Ilya Ponomarev creates its own protest movement «Left Alliance», which soon included the banker Alexander Lebedev, writer Michael Weller and other prominent public figures.

    In may of the same year Dmitry noticed in the protest, timed to coincide with the inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And in January 2013 the father and son Gudkov become participants of the «March against scoundrels», which suits the opposition.

    Dmitry and Gennady Gudkov
    Father |

    For this Central Council of «Fair Russia» puts two politicians an ultimatum: either they leave the Coordinating Council of the opposition, or resign from the Cabinet. Fell into disgrace deputies said that leave the opposition do not intend to.

    In the spring of 2013 Dmitry Gudkov went to America. He spoke at the conference, which was held in the walls of the Senate, sharply criticized the Russian system of government, urging American friends «to help Putin in the fight against corruption.»

    Exploded after his speech and return home the scandal was serious: father and son Gudkov was expelled from a just Russia, and the issue of exclusion was raised by the leader «eserov» Sergey Mironov. But Duma Deputy Sergei Zheleznyak has addressed a request to the Committee on parliamentary ethics, asking to find out who authorized the Russian parliamentarian to serve in the U.S. Senate.

    Dmitry Gudkov
    Fell out of favor after a speech in the U.S. Senate |

    In December 2013 Gennady Gudkov was elected leader of the party «Social Democrats of Russia». Son together with Ilya Ponomarev joined the Board of the party headed by the father.

    Dmitry Gudkov is known for its position on the crisis in Ukraine. In August 2014 he sent a request to the Ministry of defense of Russia with the request to inform, is it true that Russian servicemen are involved in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, in what amount and get relatives of the wounded and dead material assistance. To these and other questions of the Ministry did not give an answer, saying that he has no right to disclose personal information of employees.

    Dmitry Gudkov and Ilya Ponomarev
    With Ilya Ponomarev |

    Twitter Dmitry Gudkov and his blog in «LiveJournal» is very popular. Here, the opposition often publish sensational revelations and high-profile corruption investigation. However, some of them eventually crumble, appearing far-fetched. For example, in March of 2012 in his blog, he wrote about the oil spill from the pipeline «Transsibneft ‘» and published several photos showing dead fish in the river Balta. But experts on environmental portals criticized the «sensation».

    Dmitry Gudkov
    Joined the ranks of the opposition |

    Meanwhile, the dirt is found on the Dmitry Gudkov. In the spring of 2013 it became clear that the MP had concealed from the voters that has a stake in one of the foreign companies. And the costs of the people’s choice did not coincide with a modest income.

    In 2016, Dmitry Gudkov, was included into the list of «Yabloko» party and ran on the Tushino district. Ahead of former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko.

    Personal life

    Sophia, the first wife of Dmitry Gudkov, journalist and former chief editor of news programs on NTV. The couple lived together for about 10 years. The couple had a son Ivan and daughter Nastya. After divorce the former politician’s wife became the founder of Russia’s first Center for documentary film, where fans of this genre can not only see the film, but also to meet. Sophia was married the second time. Her husband – a former head of the Moscow Department of culture Sergei Kapkov.

    Dmitry Gudkov wife
    With his beloved wife Valeria |

    Personal life Dmitry Gudkov also got happily. He soon married the press Secretary Valeria. In 2012, their wedding took place, which was made by Cuban dancers. It must have been a pleasant reminder of the proposal of marriage, which was made in Cuba.

    The pair signed to the famous Griboedov hall, and the celebration was held in the Banquet hall of the Moscow Central Hippodrome.

    In 2013, Dmitri and Valerie had a son, whom they named Sasha.


    Dmitry Gudkov's father in childhood

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