Alexander V. Shishlov

Engineer and Deputy of

the State Duma of the Russian Federation


Alexander V. Shishlov


Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the Yabloko faction),

Chairman of the Duma Committee on Education and Science

Biography

Born on July 28, 1955, in Leningrad.

Graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics (1977) and Legal (1994) faculties of St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University. Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1984), member of St. Petersburg Academic Union (1989). Member of the Regional Party of the Centre, i.e., St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko Association (since 1993). Has never been a communist party member. During 1990-1993 elected deputy of St. Petersburg City Council, member of the Presidium and Minor Council.

In 1977-1990 worked as engineer, junior researcher, senior researcher and laboratory head in the field of control over complex systems.

Since 1988 – activist of the democratic movement.

In 1990 elected deputy of the Leningrad City Council, in 1991- member of the Presidium and in 1992 – member of the Minor Council. Worked in the commissions for issues on self-government problems and legislation.

1994-1995- Programme Director of the St. Petersburg Humanitarian and Political Science Centre “Strategia”.

December 1995 – elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Yabloko's federal list (St. Petersburg regional list). Deputy Head of the Committee for the Affairs of the Federation and Regional Policies. Main field of activity: legislation in state-building, federative relations and formation of the civil society.

December 1999 elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Yabloko's federal list (St. Petersburg regional list). Deputy Head of the Committee for Education and Science.


Member of the delegation of the Federal Assembly of the RF in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Member of the Liberals, Democrats and Reformers’ Group in the PACE, Vice-President (member of the bureau) of the Group. Member of the PACE Commission for Monitoring and the Commission on Legal Issues and Human Rights.

June 1997 – elected Chairman of St. Petersburg Regional Party of the Centre – St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko Association.

Since April 1998 - member of the bureau of the Central Council of the Yabloko Association. Since February 2001 – Secretary of the Yabloko Association.

Fluent English.

Married, two children.

Publications and translations


Publications in Russian see at http://www.yabloko.ru/Persons/shishl.html

Is Putin a Secret Member of YABLOKO?
By Tzyren Damdinov, Zabaikalskii Rabochii, March 19, 2003
...And there is nothing bad in that. But I don't set myself such a task, I only ask that the reader to be more attentive to the political gabbling , and try to look at the roots, and remember the promises of our candidates to elections at all levels.

The leaders of teacher trade unions supported the initiative of Alexander Shishlov to create a trilateral commission to finalise the planned reform of wages for budget workers
Press release, March 26, 2003
...nation-wide protest action (on February 26-28, 2003) against the government's reform plans for the wages for budget workers had clearly been a success: "The Government acknowledged that the draft concept of the Labour Ministry should contain federal guarantees for the wages of budget workers."

Alexander Shishlov: Russia's admission to the Bologna process will become an important political step
Press release, March 7, 2003
Russia's admission to the Bologna process should be regarded within the context of Russia's national interests and the development of Russia's foreign policy aimed at cooperation and integration with Europe.

The federal centre must become a guarantor for financing in the education sector
Press release, March 5, 2003
The protest action organised last week by trade unions of budget sector workers was a success, declared Alexander Shishlov, Chairman of the State Duma Education and Science Committee at a press conference on March 5, 2003.

YABLOKO supported the nation-wide action of trade unions of budget-sector workers
Press Release, February 27, 2003
The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO supported the nation-wide action of the trade unions of budget-sector workers against government plans to reform wages for budget workers.

Teachers Coming Out in Protest


Interview with Alexander Shishlov, Moscow News, February 26-March 4, 2003
Alexander SHISHLOV, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science, tells MN's Andrei Stepanov about possible ways of resolving the problems of wage arrears and increasing teachers' salaries.

Deputy of the Duma Alexander Shishlov named "the politician of the year for education"
MK-Novosti, January 11, 2003
Moscow, January 11. 2003 (MK-Novosti). The results of the contest "Politician of the Year for Education" have been announced. Experts from "Uchitelskaya Gazeta" newspaper ("Teachers' Newspaper") called Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Alexander Shishlov (the YABLOKO faction) "the politician of the year 2002". This information comes from the press-service of the YABLOKO faction. The competitors of Alexander Shishlov were Oleg Smolin, Valentina Matviyenko and even Vladimir Putin.

Person of the Year 2002


Uchitelskaya Gazeta, No 1, 2003
Member of the YABLOKO party Alexander Shishlov headed the State Duma Committee for Education and Science in April 2002. At the time his appointment provoked varying reactions (some people held that this was almost an attack on education), but now we can state for sure: Alexander Vladimirovich is as worthy an advocate of the interests of the sector, as his predecessor Ivan Melnikov.

Alexander Shishlov named "politician of the year for education"
Press Release, January 20, 2003
Experts from "Uchitelskaya Gazeta" newspaper ("Teachers' Newspaper") traditionally summarise the results of the year in education. The experts chose Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Alexander Shishlov (YABLOKO faction) as "politician of the year 2002 for education". The competitors of Alexander Shishlov were Oleg Smolin, Valentina Matviyenko and even… Vladimir Putin.

Work on draft laws in the State Duma


Draft law “On Political Parties” developed by Alexander Shishlov (Yabloko), Vataliy Kalinin and Boris Vishnevsky
Explanatory Note to the draft law “On Political Parties”

Draft law “On the Provision of Constitutional Rights of the Citizens to Comprehensive Education”, September 2000.

“On the Introduction of Changes to the Federal Law “On the Provision of Constitutional Rights of the Citizens to Elect and Be Elected to Local Government”

“On Changes to the Federal Law “On the General Principles of Organisation of Local Government in the RF”

“On Changes to the Federal Law “On the Basic Guarantees of Franchise in the RF”

“On Changes to the Code of Administrative Offences of the RF

“On the Federal Regional Development Programmes

“On the Foundations of the Budget Rights of Russian Federation Subjects”

“On Changes to the Federal Law “On State Duty”

“On the Foundations of the Tax System” (the Civil Judicial Procedure Code of the RF)

On April 20, 1997, proposed a draft Resolution of the State Duma “On Verification of Instances of Corruption of the Officials in St. Petersburg”. The Resolution stated that investigation and criminal prosecution in St. Petersburg have been hampered considerably. The Resolution also proposed extending the work term of the deputies’ commission to investigate corruption until July 1, 1997.

Amendments to the budget for 1998

“On the Procedures for Overcoming Discords and Settlement of Disputes Between the State Executive Authorities of the Russian Federation and the state executive authorities of federation subjects”

“On Amendments and Addenda to the Federal Law of the RF “On Higher and Pre-University Education” (April 15, 1999)

Deputy's Inquiries and Addresses


April 4, 1997, inquiry to Victor Chernomyrdin (that the deferral in financing of investment projects in St. Petersburg creates problems with the construction of new metro stations in the city and liquidation of the consequences of the accident at one of the stations.

April 4, 1997, an inquiry to Anatoli Chubais that government debt in financing a number of the investment projects had not been liquidated (for children’s infectious diseases hospital, hospital for the Handicapped of the Second World War, the Amber Room, toxic waste recycling plant, etc.)

March 14, 2001, Yabloko initiates verification of multi-billion state loans.

March 14, 2001, On the initiative of Alexander Shishlov the State Duma forwards an Inquiry to Prime Minister Kasyanov.

June 2000, an Inquiry to Prime Minister Kasyanov on the decision of the Government to liquidate the State Ecology Committee.

 

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