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Lyudmila Narusova

Lyudmila Narusova

Russian politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Historian Politician Journalist
Countries Russia
A.K.A. Lyudmila Borisovna Narusova
Gender female
Birth May 2, 1951 (Bryansk)
Spouse: Anatoly Sobchak
Children: Kseniya Sobchak
Education Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg State Institute of History
The details

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 and Bryansk Oblast.

History scholar

Narusova was born in Bryansk, USSR. Her father, Borish Narusovich, was Jewish. 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. After obtaining Ph.D. in History (Russian: кандидат наук), she taught history at the St. Petersburg Academy of Culture.

Political career

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, 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.


Narusova and Vladimir Putin at the funeral of Anatoly Sobchak

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 Ksenia Sobchak (born 1981), who is a celebrity widely known in Russia as a presenter on the reality show Dom-2 and other TV-shows.


  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"

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