Grigory Ledkov was born on March 26th, 1969 in the town of Naryan-Mar in the Nenets Autonomous District of Arkhangelsk Oblast. In 1988, he graduated from Naryan-Mar Veterinary College with a degree "veterinary assistant."
After his military service in 1996, he graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University. Afterwards, at Herzen University in St. Petersburg he was a teacher of history and cultural studies. In 2006 he graduated from St. Petersburg State University, majoring in "Jurisprudence".
Since 1999 he has been living in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Taz region. In 2000 he was appointed to a specialist department for the indigenous peoples of the administration Taz region.
As representative of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Grigory Ledkov was elected member of the Russian State Duma in 2010, and the following year became a member of the Committee on National Affairs. Currently he is also serving as the head of the State Duma of the permanent delegation to the Nordic Council - Regional Cooperation Organization of Parliamentarians of Northern Europe - Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland.
Gregory Ledkov is elected new leader of RAIPON
Mon, Apr 01, 2013
At the 7th Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation (RAIPON), held in Salekhard, Russia from March 27th to 30th, delegates elected Grigory Ledkov as the new President of the association. Also during the Congress, Pavel Sulyandziga was re-appointed as the First Vice-President and will serve as the daily leader of Raipon.