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Profile updated: 31.03.22
 Alexandr Babakov 
 Russian politician 
Date of Birth: 08.02.1963
Place of Birth: Chisinau, Chisinau municipality
Citizenship: Russian Federation
Alexandru Babakov was born in Chisinau. He has graduated from the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, learning political economics and doing post-graduate studies there.

Mr. Babakov is the deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma and a member of the faction of Spravedlivaya Rossija (Just Russia), which counts 28 lawmakers in the 447-strong house. It’s his fourth term.

For four years, he worked as the manager of Albion CZ spol SRL, a Czech company handling assistance and trading services, which was closed in 2014.

According to the Panama Papers dossier, between April 2007 and September 2011, while serving as a member of the State Duma, Mr. Babakov fully controlled AED International Ltd., an offshore firm in the British Virgin Islands. In September 2011, he donated the firm to his 23-year-old daughter Olga.

Official documents from AED International Ltd. show that Mr. Babakov is one of the owners of VS Energy, a Ukrainian energy holding with a turnover of 235 million dollars in 2015. It has branches in Lithuania. Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, and all are run from Ukraine and Russia.

Alexandr Babakov emerged as a central piece in a scandal in Ukraine in 2012. The law enforcement agencies proved that he had seized all key hotels in the Kiev downtown: Rus, Premier Palace, President, Dnepr, and was fighting in a court of law for Slavutich Hotel. Ukrainian media said Babakov’s assets in Kiev could be used by Moscow to trouble the European Football Championship, which was due to take place in Ukraine.

The newspaper Fokus named Alexandr Babakov as one of the 100 richest Ukrainians (53rd spot), estimating his fortune at 91 million US dollars. French official records show that the Babakov family owns a luxury mansion near Versailles, the former residence of French kings.

In 2012, President Vladimir Putin appointed Mr. Babakov as his special envoy for cooperation with Russian expats’ organizations abroad. In this position, he funded the far-right French party Popular Front. The latter received the first tranche from a 9-million-euro loan from the First Czech-Russian Bank.

His vote on 20 March 2014 to turn the Crimean Autonomous Republic into a Russian federal region attracted sanctions from the European Union, Canada, and Switzerland. In 2017, the United States slapped Mr. Babakov with its own sanctions, and the United Kingdom joined the suit in March 2022.

As for his criminal links in Ukraine, there are records showing that Alexandr Babakov returned to Ukraine in late 1990s as a leader of the organized crime group called Luzhniki. The group had run businesses in a violent way, torturing people into concessions, threatening rivals, and kidnapping. Thanks to the former Russian ambassador to Ukraine, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and the first ideologists of the so-called Russian World, he participated in the assembly of the Russian Club, which included ex-presidents Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yanukovich, and Viktor Medvedchuk, godfather to one of Putin’s daughters.
   Political Affiliation 
   Private Function 
   Public Function 
   Career 
10.2021
State Duma of the Russian Federation
member
2020
Council of the Russian Federation
10.2021
deputy-chairman of the Committee on International Affairs
09.2016
Council of the Russian Federation
10.2021
senator
2015
Russian National Table Tennis Federation
chairman
12.2011
State Duma of the Russian Federation
09.2016
chairman of the Commission for Legal Support for the Development of Organizations of the Military-Industrial Complex of the Russian Federation
12.2011
State Duma of the Russian Federation
09.2016
deputy-chairman of the inter-parliamentary group
12.2011
State Duma of the Russian Federation
09.2016
member
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
co-chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the Parliamentary Assembly of Russia and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
deputy head of the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Parliamentary Assembly to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
deputy president
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
deputy-president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Russia-Belarus State Union
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
member
12.2007
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2011
member of the Energy Committee
12.2003
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2007
member
12.2003
State Duma of the Russian Federation
12.2007
member of the Committee on Energy, Transport and Communications
1988
The Department of Economic Theory of Moscow State University „M.V. Lomonosov ”
2003
scientific and didactic activities
11.2005
AED International Ltd
09.2011
holds 100% of shares
11.1997
Albion CZ spol SRL
08.2001
director
   Income 
2020
Total: 483.681.960,95 RUB
2019
Total: 512.085.485,00 RUB
2018
Total: 373.437.186,34 RUB
2017
Total: 564.579.521,71 RUB
2016
Total: 318.084.037,80 RUB
2015
Total: 4.737.082,66 RUB
2014
Total: 4.520.058,53 RUB
2013
Total: 14.765.865,29 RUB
2012
Total: 2.041.633,00 RUB
2011
Total: 2.002.173,00 RUB
2010
Total: 2.130.137,00 RUB
2009
Total: 25.925.563,00 RUB
2006
Total: 1.209.616,00 RUB
2002
Total: 75.651,00 RUB
   Real Estate 
2020
Agricultural land
Value: N/A
Area: 610 mp2
Ownership: 2/5
2020
Agricultural land
Value: N/A
Area: 8051 mp2
Ownership: 79/10000
2020
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 116.6 mp2
Ownership: 100%
2020
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 127.9 mp2
Ownership: 100%
2020
Garage
Value: N/A
Area: 38.4 mp2
Ownership: 100%
2018 - 2019
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 250 mp2
Ownership: 100%
Owner: child
2010 - 2012
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 120 mp2
Ownership: 100%
Owner: child
2009
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 69.3 mp2
Ownership: 100%
   Mobile Assets 
2002 - 2006
Car
Audi
Value: N/A
2002 - 2006
Car
ВАЗ 2106
Value: N/A
2002 - 2006
Car
ВАЗ 2109
Value: N/A
   Bank Accounts 
 Total: 5.224.506,47 RUB
   Documents 
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   Connections 
AED International Ltd (11.2005  09.2011)
100%
Spravedlivaya Rossiya - Za pravdu (2021  )
deputy of the State Duma of Russia