Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov
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Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov
Nikolay Volkov
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1st Governor of Jewish Autonomous Oblast

26 October 1996 - 25 February 2010
Alexander Vinnikov
Personal details
Born
Nikolay Mikhailovich Volkov

(1951-12-19) 19 December 1951 (age 68)
Krasnoye, Shablykinsky District, Oryol Oblast, Soviet Union
Political partyUnited Russia[1]

Nikolay Mikhailovich Volkov (Russian: ? ? ) (born December 19, 1951) is a Russian politician.

Childhood and education

Volkov was born in 1951 in Krasnoye village, in the Shablykinsky district of the Oryol Region. In 1973, Volkov graduated from a civil engineer institute in Odessa.[2]

Politics

Volkov is the former governor of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.[3] Volkov is a member of Our Home Is Russia [1]. Viktor Gozhy is the First vice-chairman of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and next in the line of succession after Volkov.[4] In 2006, Volkov met with an American Consul General, who also met with representatives of the JAO's Jewish community and visited Birobidzhan Synagogue. The two men discussed the potential for cooperation between U.S. and JAO businessmen.[5]

Relationship with Jewish Community

In 1997, Governor Volkov stated that he wanted, "our Jewish community to have a permanent rabbi and a synagogue."[6]

Concerning the Jewish community of the oblast and the Birobidzhan Synagogue, Volkov has stated that he intends to, "support every valuable initiative maintained by our local Jewish organizations."[7][8]

In 2004, Volkov received an award for the category 'Regional Leader' during the 'Man of the Year 5764' Ceremony organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS. This award served as recognition for, "his initiative in the revival of Jewish life in Birobidzhan and in arranging the Jewish Autonomous Oblast's 70th anniversary celebrations."[7]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "State Symbols". eao.ru. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "State Symbols". eao.ru. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "State Symbols". eao.ru. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ http://vladivostok.usconsulate.gov/archive/jao.html
  6. ^ "Officials of Russian Jewish region say they want to help Jewish life thrive". jewishsf.com. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-10. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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