Anatolijs Gorbunovs


 

 

      Biography of Anatolijs Gorbunovs

Born 10. 02. 1942. Ludza district, Latvia
Education 1959: graduated from Construction College
1970: graduated from Riga Polytechnical Institute
1978: graduated from Moscow Academy of Social Sciences
Private career 1959–1962: technician/constructor at the state farm Nīkrāce, Skrunda District; employee at the Riga Agricultural Engineering Institute
1962–1965: served in the Soviet armed forces
1970–1974: senior lecturer at Riga Polytechnical Institute
Political career 1974–1988: member of the Riga Office of the Central Committee of the Latvian Communist Party
1988–1990: Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR
1990– 1993: Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia, elected from the Popular Front
1993–1995: Speaker of the 5th Saeima, elected from the Latvijas Ceļš (Latvia’s Way) party; member of the Standing Committee on Economy
1995: member of the 6th Saeima, elected from the Latvijas Ceļš (Latvia’s Way) party; member of the Committee on Economy, Agriculture, Regional Affairs and Environment; member of the Central Land Committee; chairman of the Committee on European Affairs (from February 1996)
1996–1998: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, chairman of the Latvian delegation to the Latvian–Russian Intergovernmental Committee
1998–2002: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Transport, chairman of the Latvian delegation to the Latvian–Russian Intergovernmental Committee
Political party Latvijas Ceļš (Latvia’s Way) party
Marital status Married, has one son
Language skills Latvian, Russian, English