Anton Kharlakov
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President of the Russian Republic
since May 2012

Born April 25, 1946 (age 69)Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Political Party Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
Religion Russian Orthodox
Profession Soldier, politician
Anton Kharlakov (born April 25, 1946) is a Russian politician and political activist. He served as a Colonel in the Red Army until the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. In the late 1980s, he founded the Liberal Democratic Party. In 2012, he was elected to a single six-year term as the current president of the Russian Republic.

Kharlakov is often viewed as "a showman of Russian politics, blending populist and nationalist rhetoric, anti-Western invective and a brash, confrontational style".

During his term, he has vowed to rebuild the Russian military and expand it so that it can fight off Western aggression from Europe and the United States. He is not without controversy in Russia, as many citizens believe him to be a proto-dictatorial fascist. Kharlakov has slowly silenced press allegations against him but has made some concessions allowing some forms of free speech as long as it is not anti-government. Kharlakov is becoming increasingly unpopular among the citizenry of Russia, as a diplomatic cable revealed that internal polling has him as one of the least popular heads of states in the world.


Early Life

Military Service

Political career