Sliska Lyubov Konstantinovna: biography, political career


In recent years, you can rarely hear the name of the former politician Lyubov Sliska. She completed her rather short but bright political career, but her fate continues to excite the general public. Questions about what Sliska Lubov Konstantinovna is doing, where she works now, what her path into politics was, are still often asked by people. Let's try to answer them.



Lyubov Konstantinovna Timoshina was born on October 15, 1953 in Saratov in a very simple family. His father worked as a chief mechanic, but he quickly disappeared from the life of the Timoshins. Mom raised two children alone, there was not much prosperity in the house. Since childhood, Luba and her brother Sergey were not granted any privileges, so they had to make their way themselves. Mom worked as a salesman, an uncle - a police colonel - helped the incomplete family. Timoshins lived on the outskirts of Saratov in a private house, the mother tried to raise children in strictness.



In 1961, Love went to school, which she graduated in 1971. In school years, she did a little music school, but quickly quit. Classmates and teachers recall that Lyuba Timoshina was far from being brilliant at school, the "five" in her diaries appeared extremely rarely. In the eighth grade, she even got a two-quarter in maths. But the class teacher, Maria Maximovna Derbeneva, defended her, and she helped the girl to finish 10 classes, and not to go to vocational school. Almost all the classmates of Sliska entered high schools after graduation, but she could only go to the book-selling technical school. It was not a bad choice at all, in the Soviet Union books were a great deficit, and work in the store promised good prospects for Sliske.

But over time, Lyubov Konstantinovna nevertheless received a higher education. It happened when she was already 37 years old. She entered the evening department of the Saratov Law Institute. In the group she was the eldest, served as headman. Thanks to her work, she was able to assist teachers in subscribing to scarce journals and books, this made her learning process easier. In 1990, she received a diploma of higher education with a degree in law.


The beginning of the way

After school, Lyubov Timoshina worked at several industrial enterprises with which the Saratov region is rich. In 1977, she comes to work at Soyuzpechat, first as secretary, then personnel officer. She has always been very active, and this has helped her begin her career along the trade union line. In 1987 she became the liberated chairman of the trade union committee of the enterprise, and that was when she thought about getting a higher education. According to Sliski, she tried several times in her life to join the ranks of the CPSU, but she was refused, prevented from being too direct and independent.


Coming to power

In 1996, Sliska Lyubov Konstantinovna was invited to work in the Saratov city election commission. She was appointed deputy chairman of the election commission, and it was there that her fateful meeting with Dmitry Ayatskov, vice-mayor, who intended to become governor of the Saratov region in the future, took place. After the successful elections in April 1996, Ayatskov by decree of the President of the Russian Federation B.N. Yeltsin was appointed head of the administration of the Saratov region. After that, the safe elections of governors were held, and Ayatskov sat in the desired chair. During these elections, Sliska and Ayatskov worked together to discredit the incumbent governor and became close associates. So, the Saratov region found a new manager, and he needed a team. And Lyubov Konstantinovna moved to a new level, she was appointed deputy governor. Her supervisor decided that she, who has experience in Soyuzpechat, would work best with the media, and appointed her to supervise the press. But she quickly broke up with this place due to constant conflicts with representatives of local media (she was convinced that they had to write what she told them) and became the permanent representative of the governor in the regional Duma.


The State Duma

In 1999, Lyubov Konstantinovna was included in the election list of the Unity party, and in December 1999 she became a deputy of the State Duma of the third convocation. In January 2000, she was elected Vice-Speaker of the State Duma, her nomination linked with V. Putin’s call for more women to be promoted to senior positions. For most of the deputies such an appointment was a surprise. Sliska Lyubov Konstantinovna, whose position now required confirmation, a year later defended his thesis on the theme “The experience of the formation of representative bodies of state power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, 1990-2000”. The theme of her work was formulated in the best traditions of Soviet science, when party functionaries wrote papers on their regions. So, the candidate of historical sciences Sliska defended a study on the work of which she was a participant.

In 2003, Sliska again became a member of the Duma, now from the United Russia party, and again sat in the chair of the deputy chairman. In 2007, the story repeated. But in 2011 it became known that Sliska would no longer participate in elections to the Duma. Journalists suspected that the reason for the refusal was in open conflict with Deputy Prime Minister Vyacheslav Volodin. Her work in the Duma has repeatedly attracted media attention; she voted, for example, to ratify the treaty on the transfer of river islands to China in the Khabarovsk Territory, the law on the abolition of elections in single-mandate constituencies, and favored the introduction of direct presidential rule in Chechnya after the assassination of A. Kadyrov.



When Lyubov Konstantinovna was still working in the Ayatskov team in the Saratov region, she was known for her lack of restraint in words. Talking even to the press, she was not shy in expressions, and her scandal with Alexander Miroshin on one of the banquets is still tattered around Saratov, then they loudly expressed their claims to each other in selective obscene Russian.

In 2000, after the elections to the State Duma, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation tried to protest the election results in the Saratov region, as Sliska’s brother Sergei Timoshin worked as a member of the election commission with the right to vote. But the scandal was gradually hushed up.

A louder scandal broke out in 2006, when Sliska received a gratuitous stake in Transmash, whose value was estimated at $ 50 million. At the same time, Sliska did not even pay tax on such a gift, saying that she had no money.

Life after the Duma

After leaving the Duma and United Russia Sliska, Lyubov Konstantinovna declared that she intended to take care of her health. But even a few years later, she no longer returned to the public sphere. Journalists say that she went to Saratov, where she has real estate and a highly profitable business. It is known that she was a member of the attestation commission in her own law school.


For her activity, Sliska Lyubov Konstantinovna received several awards, including the Order for Services to the Fatherland and the Order of Honor, several orders from the Orthodox Church, and she has the title of Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation. In 2003, she won the Olympia award for women's achievements.

Personal life

Lyubov Konstantinovna says little about her personal life of Sliska. She is married to Sergei Germanovich Sliska, half Polish, half Russian. He worked in the judiciary, then was a judge in the Saratov Regional Court. This is Sliska's second marriage, nothing is known about her first husband. Lyubov Konstantinovna has no children. Next to her name, the name of her brother Sergei Timoshina also constantly emerges, who, after electing his sister to the State Duma, became the representative of the governor and, thanks to this position, acquired a diverse business in the region.

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