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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lisovsky Voted Senator

Controversial entrepreneur Sergei Lisovsky has been named the Federation Council senator for the Kurgan region, Interfax reported.

Lisovsky, a former advertising magnate who helped Boris Yeltsin win re-election in 1996, was most recently in the poultry business, Interfax said.

The Kurgan legislative assembly elected him as the region's senator Tuesday.

Lisovsky replaces Senator Andrei Vikharev.