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Nationality  Russian Jew
Name  Alexander Vinnikov
Political party  United Russia
Role  Russian Politician
Profession  Teacher
Party  United Russia
Religion  Orthodox Judaism

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Preceded by  Nikolay Mikhailovich Volkov
Succeeded by  Alexander Borisovich Levintal (acting)
Born  October 6, 1955 (age 60) Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR, USSR (1955-10-06)
Education  Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, Far Eastern State University of Humanities
Similar People  Mintimer Shaimiev, Sergey Shoygu, Yury Luzhkov

Alexander Aronovich Vinnikov (Russian: Александр Аронович Винников, born 6 October 1955 in Khabarovsk Krai) is a Russian politician and formerly the governor of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.

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Political history

Alexander Vinnikov was the mayor of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The 2004 Birobidzhan mayoral election was held during the same time as the Russian presidential election, 2004. On 14 March 2004, Alexander Vinnikov, the incumbent, faced professor Miron Fishbeyn, and Aleksandr Kurdyukov of the Birobidzhan municipal administration. Alexander Vinnikov won the election.

Jewish community

Alexander Vinnikov is Jewish. His family arrived in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in 1947 from Belarus. In 2004, as mayor, he participated in the opening of the new Chabad House and Birobidzhan Synagogue in Birobidzhan. As member of the local kehilla, during the December 2005 candle-lighting of a Hanukkah Menorah, Alexander Vinnikov lit the 'shamash' candle and passed it to the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and Chabad Lubavich representative, Mordechai Scheiner.

Governor

According to Interfax, "Lawmakers in Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region have confirmed the appointment of Alexander Vinnikov as the region's new governor. Vinnikov, who was nominated to the post by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on February 8, was supported by 13 deputies out of a total of 16."

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