Andrei Saveliev: biography, personal life, political activity
Recently, there has been a growing interest from the media to an activist of the Russian national idea, a fighter against illegal migration, Andrei Savelyev, who heads "Great Russia" - a party that does not have registration in the Russian Justice Ministry.
From the biography of politics
A citizen of the Russian Federation Saveliev Andrei Nikolaevich is a native of the Amur region. Born 08.08.1962
In 1979, he became a student, having entered the Moscow Physical and Technical Institute, where he studied until 1985.
Then for five years he was an employee at the Institute of Chemical Physics and at the Institute for the Energy Problems of Chemical Physics.
At the end of graduate school in 1990, he became a candidate of Physics and Mathematics. Candidate defended in chemical physics.
From the same year, Andrei Savelyev worked as a deputy in the Moscow Soviet. At first he was in the commission dealing with the consumer market, then he entered the commission in charge of the affairs of public organizations.
At the time of the dissolution of the Moscow Soviet in 1993, Andrei Nikolayevich Saveliev held the post of director at the Public Council of the Moscow Soviet.
Passion for political science
Since 1992, Savelyev has a new hobby - political science. By the next year, he was trained in two courses at the Moscow Law Institute, in 1994 he was a student in courses of specialists in the stock market.
From 1995 to 1998, Andrei Savelyev worked in various analytical centers, including his place of work was the Russian Socio-Political Center.
Since 1998, he began active work in the International Congress of Russian Communities.
Since 1999, Andrei Savelyev began to serve as an adviser to the State Duma Deputy of Russia Dmitry Rogozin, who was at that time the chairman of the Duma committee on international affairs and was the special presidential representative in Kaliningrad. Rogozin held this position until the fall of 2003.
2000 was remembered by Savelyev by the fact that he became a doctor of political sciences, the topic of his thesis was about political institutions and processes.
From autumn 2002 to April 2003, political analyst Andrei Savelyev was engaged in analytical work in the Rogozinsky bureau, was the head of the Kaliningrad apparatus.
In December of 2003, Savelyev was elected to the State Duma. He represented the Rodina association, which, in addition to the Party of Russian Regions, included the Socialist Unity Party and the National Revival Party called Narodnaya Volya.
In the Duma, Savelyev was introduced to the committee dealing with constitutional legislation and state construction. In the future, he received the post of deputy chairman of this committee. In addition, he was a member of the Duma Counting Commission.
01/21/2005 Andrei Savelyev decided to join the hunger strike action, which was announced by the Rodina faction.
This action was held in protest against the refusal to include the State Duma in the agenda of a proposal to consider an alternative draft law dealing with social problems that might occur after benefits are replaced by cash payments.
In addition to the party’s chairman, Dmitry Rogozin, several deputies also participated in this action: Markelov M., Kharchenko I., Denisov O.
Mikhail Markelov made a promise that in order to avoid various kinds of provocative actions, the whole hunger strike procedure would be posted on the website of the Rodina party all day and night.
After a week of hunger strike, Savelyev was diagnosed with “low blood sugar levels,” which caused him to be hospitalized.
The action was terminated in early February of 2005, the protesters failed to achieve a positive result.
The hunger strikers demanded the resignation of a number of ministers such as Zurabov Mikhail (health), Kudrin Alexey (finance), Gref German (economic development and trade). They also proposed to create an emergency commission to find the best way out of the current crisis situation.
Conflict with Zhirinovsky
In March 2005, the media reported that a scuffle had taken place within the walls of the State Duma, which included nationalist Andrei Savelyev and LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
In his speech for the press, Zhirinovsky stated that he had filed a statement with the Prosecutor General’s Office, which said that it was necessary to initiate criminal proceedings against Savelyev and Rodina’s chairman, Dmitry Rogozin.
In response to this, the deputies of the Rodina and the Communist Party factions initiated a collection of signatures for the proposal to recall Zhirinovsky from the vice-speaker’s post.
In addition, it was proposed to deprive the LDPR leader of parliamentary immunity and declare him a boycott.
These proposals did not find support in the deputies.
Saveliev had to testify to the employees of the Prosecutor General’s Office about the fight in the Duma with Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Fight against abuses at RAO "UES"
In the summer of 2005, massive outages took place in the capital and the Moscow region.
These circumstances prompted Savelyev to invite fellow deputies to make a request to the government in order to find out the size of the salary of the management staff of RAO UES of Russia and managers in the regions.
Deputy corps this idea was approved.
06/16/2005. Saveliev took part in the action carried out by representatives of the Moscow branch of the Motherland, where they symbolically sent Chubais "on a well-deserved rest." A similar action was planned for the presidential birthday, but it was subsequently abandoned.
On the position of migrant workers
In the fall of 2005, Rogozin, Saveliev and Babakov were invited by the State Duma to change the situation with the situation of foreigners in our country.
In particular, it was proposed to introduce a ban on trade in agricultural products to foreigners in order to protect local producers.
The experts of the Carnegie and Levada Centers suggested that on the eve of the election campaign to the Moscow City Duma, representatives of the Motherland, playing to the xenophobic idea, are trying to get the support of the capital's residents.
Since March 2006, information has appeared that Savelyev is included in the reference book of the Ultra-Right Russian Radicals, which was issued by human rights and anti-fascist organizations.
Besides him, the list of nationalist ideologues included such famous odious personalities as Alexander Barkashov ("Russian National Unity"), Alexander Ivanov-Sukharevsky ("People's National Party"), Alexander Demushkin ("Slavic Union") and Alexander Prokhanov (Glavred newspaper "Tomorrow").
Vladimir Kvachkov, former colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate, was also named the ideologue of nationalism. He was charged with organizing the assassination attempt on Anatoly Chubais in March 2005.
The merger of political structures
Having learned about the upcoming merger of the Rodina party with the Mironovskaya Russian Party of Life, Saveliev sharply criticized this idea.
After the creation of "Fair Russia", which united "Motherland", "Russian Party of Life" and "Russian Party of Pensioners" Saveliev made a statement that "Fair Russia" had "stolen legal powers and membership status in the Rodina party."
In his opinion, there were enough grounds for going to court with a relevant lawsuit, but there were no consequences after this statement.
The politician remained in the Rodina faction, which, since January 2007, entered the people's patriotic union and was renamed Fair Russia - Motherland.
In the fall of 2006, Saveliev joined the “Movement Against Illegal Immigration,” known by the acronym DPNI.
He was the first of the deputies included in this structure, famous for its xenophobic spirit. The politician argued that this movement is not extremist.
In his remarks to media correspondents, Andrei Savelyev about Putin said the following: The Kremlin specifically launched a campaign to counteract the movement, as the head of state is afraid of his own future and is trying to make DPNI responsible for intensifying inter-ethnic conflicts in Russia.
Party "Great Russia"
In the spring of 2007, the newly created political party "Great Russia" held its founding congress. The congress was initiated by the Rogozin Congress of Russian Communities and the DPNI, which was headed by Belov, but Andrei Saveliev was elected the chairman of the party. Great Russia gained its leader for a four-year term.
The congress, in addition to the election of the governing core of the political structure, adopted a corresponding charter and approved the symbol: the Ussuri tiger in a jump.
Some time after the congress, A. Savelyev was summoned to the investigator of the Basmanna Prosecutor's Office of Moscow, where he was interrogated for almost two hours.
According to Savelyev, the reason for the call to the investigator was a request to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, initiated by the LDPR faction, where it was suggested to find out: where did the funds for the creation of “Great Russia” come from and whether the disgraced businessman Berezovsky takes part in its financing.
According to Savelyev, prosecutors were satisfied with the testimony received from him, since the founders of the party did not undertake anything illegal.
Books by Andrey Savelyev
Saveliev wrote over three hundred journalistic and scientific articles. When publishing books, he sometimes used the pseudonym A. Kolev.
In 1995, he published the books The Ideology of the Absurd and the Insurrection of the Nomenclature.
After a couple of years, the “Chechen trap” came out, two years later - “The myth of the masses and the magic of the leaders”.
2003 was marked by the release of "Political Mythology", 2005 - "Nation and State".
Andrey Saveliev wrote a lot about the monarchy.
He is the editor of the Russian system, the Inevitability of the Empire and other collections.
The Savelyev family is a wife and two sons. Hobbies - martial arts.