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Sergey Boyarsky — State Duma Committee on Informational Policy, Technologies and Communications

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications.

Sergey Boyarskiy was born on January 24, 1980 in Leningrad. He graduated from the 2nd St. Petersburg Gymnasium with advanced study in foreign languages.

After school, Boyarskiy entered the Northwestern Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Finance. He received his second higher education at the Faculty of State and Municipal Administration of the Northwestern Academy of Public Administration.

After university, he worked as an entrepreneur.

In 2012, Boyarskiy was appointed Advisor on Public Relations to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko. That year he also became General Director of the St. Petersburg city television channel.

He has been a State Duma deputy and a member of the United Russia parliamentary group since September 2016.

Boyarskiy served as a member of the State Duma Committee on Culture from the beginning of the convocation to February 2017. From February 2017 to January 2019 he was Deputy Chair of the State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection. At the moment, Sergey Boyarskiy is First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications. He heads a cross-party working group on improving online harassment legislation, established in line with State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin’s instructions.

In March 2016, Boyarskiy was appointed Сo-chair of the Central Council of Supporters of the United Russia Party. As of today, he is a member of the United Russia General Council Presidium and heads the General Council Working Group to Support Civil Society.

Boyarskiy developed amendments to the anti-tobacco law on protecting people from exposure to tobacco smoke in airport transit zones, where smoking rooms have been allowed since January 8, 2020, as well as equating alternative methods of smoking tobacco and consuming nicotine-containing products with traditional tobacco smoking. He co-authored laws on criminal liability for coercing minors into committing suicide, on the electronic and remote voting experiment, on the inclusion of a municipal television channel in the list of mandatory public access ones (the law on the 22nd button), and on increasing liability for failure to comply with a court decision to remove illegal information, among others. Boyarskiy also developed amendments to many bills, including on the mandatory labeling of medicines. He is the author of the social media self- regulation law and amendments to the personal data law.

Boyarskiy received commendation from the Russian President for his great contribution to the strengthening of Russian statehood, development of parliamentarism and active legislative activity; commendation from the State Duma Speaker for his contribution to legislative activity and the development of parliamentarism in the Russian Federation; and commendation from the Russian Government for his merits in legislative activity.

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