Valentina Petrenko

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Valentina Aleksandrovna Petrenko (Russian: Валенти́на Алекса́ндровна Петре́нко; born August 23, 1955, Kazakh SSR[1]) is a Russian politician, who serves as Russian Federation Senator from Khakassia since 2001.[1] She serves on the Committee on Social Policy and has a PhD in Education [1]

Born in Kazakhstan,[2] she is fluent in Russian, Polish, English, and Spanish.[1] In 1977, she graduated from the Rostov State Pedagogical Institute, majoring in teacher of biology and chemistry.

She is famous for negotiating for the release of several child hostages in 1993, for which she earned the Order “For Personal Courage”. She is also known for her iconic hair.[2]

She is married and has one daughter.[2]

She was awarded the Order of Honour.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Член Совета Федерации Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации от Правительства Республики Хакасия". Портал исполнительных органов государственной власти республики Хакасия. Archived from the original on 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c «Персона грата»: Валентина Петренко

External links

  • Сенатор Петренко представила карикатуру на Charlie Hebdo
  • Who is Valentina Petrenko? Meet Russia's Wild-Haired Senator Who Looks Like a James Bond Villain
  • Эволюция прически сенатора Валентины Петренко глазами имидж-стилиста

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