Chairman of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Makarov Vyacheslav Serafimovich

 Chairman of the 5th Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly 

(2011 till present)

Born on May 7, 1955.

Has military, economic, and legal education. Graduated from: in 1977 – Rostov Higher Command and Engineering School named after Chief Marshal of Artillery M.I. Nedelin; in 1987 – Military Academy; in 1998 –Institute of Skill Improvement and Retraining of Senior Executives at the St. Petersburg State Engineering and Economic Academy, with specialization in "Economics"; in 2000 – St. Petersburg Legal Academy with specialization in "Law"; in 2007 – North-West Academy of Public Administration with specialization in " Public and Municipal Management". Military service took place in Space Forces. Since 1992 has been the Head of Department of Alexander Mozhaysky Military Space Academy, Professor.

From 2000 to 2003 – Municipal Council Member of "Chkalovskoye" Municipality.

In September 2003, was elected a Deputy of 3rd Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg.

In 2005, was elected Deputy Secretary of Political Council of the Regional Branch of the UNITED RUSSIA All-Russian Political Party.

In March 2007, was elected a Deputy of 4th Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, a of the UNITED RUSSIA faction.

In December 2011, was elected a Deputy of 5th Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg.

On 14 December, 2011, he was elected by a majority of votes the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly.

Secretary of Political Council of the Regional Branch of the UNITED RUSSIA All-Russian Political Party.

Has numerous governmental awards.

In 2014, by the Decree of the Russian Federation President, was awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" of 4th degree for vigorous legislative activity and many years of conscientious work.

Married, has two daughters.