Semyon Zubakin

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Semyon Zubakin
Семён Зубакин
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3rd Head of the Altai Republic
In office
13 January 1998 – 19 January 2002
Preceded byVladilen Volkov
Succeeded byMikhail Lapshin
Personal details
Semyon Ivanovich Zubakin

(1952-05-04) 4 May 1952 (age 70)
Verkh-Uymon, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Semyon Ivanovich Zubakin (Russian: Семён Иванович Зубакин) (born 4 May 1952) was the Head of the Altai Republic in Russia from January 1998 to January 2002 serving one four-year term. In his unsuccessful reelection attempt in 2001, there were many candidates challenging him, and Zubakin received 15% of the vote in the first round,[1][2] one of the worst showings for an incumbent candidate in world history, though he did take second place and proceeded to a runoff. He was defeated in a landslide by his opponent, Mikhail Lapshin and received only 23% of the vote.[3][4]


  1. ^ "CHUVASH OPPOSITION SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT". Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Tallying Up Weekend's Elections". Center for Defense Information. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ "LEFT WING WINS REGIONAL VICTORY". The Jamestown Foundation. 8 January 2002. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Headlines". Center for Defense Information. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by Head of the Altai Republic
Succeeded by