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 Valery ZORKIN 

Valery ZORKIN

President of the Constitutional Court

Valery Zorkin was born on 18 February 1943 in Konstantinovka village of Primorsky kray.
He studied at the Moscow State University, receiving a degree in law. Upon graduation, he taught at several institutions of higher education.
In early 1990s Zorkin led an expert group of the Council of People’s Deputies Constitutional Commission. In 1990-1993 the Council was the supreme state institution in the country. He also participated in drafting the modern Constitution of the Russian Federation.
Valery Zorkin is a professor, Doctor of Science in Law, Lawyer Emeritus of the Russian Federation.
He has authored more than 200 scientific articles and publications in the fields of constitutional law, theory of law, history of political and legal concepts, including: Russia and the Constitution in the 21st century. A view from Ilyinka Street (2007), Russia and the Constitution in the 21st Century (2008), Modern World, Law and Constitution (2010), Russia’s Constitutional and Legal Development (2011), Civilisation of Law and Development of Russia (2015).
On the 5th Convention of People’s Deputies on 29 October 1991 he was elected as a judge of the Constitutional Court.
Elected President of the Court in 1991, 2003, 2006 and 2009. In February 2012 upon the presidential nomination the Federation Council appointed Valery Zorkin for his fifth term as the head of the Constitutional Court, the term being extended to 6 years.



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