Lyudmila Narusova

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Lyudmila Borisovna Narusova (Russian: Людми́ла Бори́совна На́русова, born 2 May 1951) is a Russian politician, a former member of the Federation Council of Russia, representing Tyva Republic[1] and Bryansk Oblast.[2]

History scholar

Lyudmila Narusova was born in Bryansk, USSR. Her father, Borish Narusovich, was Jewish.[3][4] In 1969-1974 she studied history in Saint Petersburg State University. Then, in 1977-1980 she studied history at the graduate school of the Institute of History of the USSR Academy of Sciences and worked at Saint Petersburg State University. In 1980 she married Anatoly Sobchak.[5] After obtaining Ph.D. in History (Russian: кандидат наук), she taught history at the St. Petersburg Academy of Culture.[6]

Political career

Lyudmila Narusova entered Russian politics then she was elected to the State Duma in 1995. She was a member of "Our Home – Russia" faction. Since 2000, Lyudmila Narusova became a host of TV-show "Freedom of speech" at St. Petersburg branch of RTR. In October 2002 she was elected a member of the Federation Council of Russia. Currently she is a member Fair Russia party.


Funerals of Sobchak. Vladimir Putin with the widow and daughter of the late mayor of Saint Petersburg

Lyudmila Narusova is the widow of Anatoly Sobchak (1937—2000), who was a prominent Russian politician, mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, and the mother of Kseniya Sobchak (born 1981), who is a celebrity widely known in Russia as a presenter on the reality show Dom-2 and other TV-shows.[7]



  1. "Lyudmila Narusova - Biography". Federation Council of Russia (in Russian). Retrieved 2010-04-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Денин назначил нового сенатора от Брянской области вместо Нарусовой (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 22 October 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Ksenia Sobchak described her Jewish roots by Elmira BALAHCHEEVA, May 14, 2013, Express Gazeta
  4. Secular Jewish question and "The Great Gatsby" RIA Novosti 17.05.2013
  5. (in Russian) Retrieved 2010-04-05. Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Людмила Борисовна Нарусова". Агенство федеральных расследований (in Russian). Retrieved 2010-04-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Kseniya Sobchak - Biography". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 2009-03-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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