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Biography of President of the Republic of Moldova Vladimir Voronin, 2001-2009

Mr. Vladimir Voronin was born on May 25, 1941 in the village of Corjova, Dubasari district. He graduated the Cooperative College from Chisinau in 1961 and the Union Institute for Food Industry - in 1971, then the Academy of Social Sciences under the CC of the CPSU in 1983 and the Academy of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the USSR in 1991. His specialty is engineer-economist, political expert and lawyer. He has a military rank of Major General. Vladimir Voronin began his work activity in 1961 as chief of bakery in the village of Criuleni. During 1966-1971 he held the position of director of Bread Factory in Dubasari.

Over the next ten years he worked in state administrative bodies: Dubasari and Ungheni District Executive Committees, Ungheni District Executive Committee. He held the positions of inspector, deputy director of the organizational Section of CC of the CPM. In 1985 Voronin was appointed head of section in the Council of Ministers of the MSSR. From 1985 till 1989 he worked as First Secretary of the Bender Town Committee of CPM. In 1989-1990 was in office of Minister of Home Affairs of the MSSR.

In 1993 Voronin was the co-president of the Organizational Committee for the creation of the Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova. In 1994 he was elected First Secretary of CC of the CPRM. In the same year he ran for the President of the Republic of Moldova.

Vladimir Voronin was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the MSSR of 10th and 11th legislatures. Also, he was a deputy in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova of 14th-18th legislatures.

Mr. Voronin was in office of President of the Republic of Moldova during April 4, 2001-September 11, 2009.

He is married and has a daughter and a son.