Natalia Narochnitskaya – Russian politician, historian
Natalia Narochnitskaya is a Russian politician, historian and political scientist, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
Natalia was born on December 23, 1948 in Moscow. She graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
She was a member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from 2003 to 2007, where she represented the Rodina (Motherland) Party. She was Vice-Chairman of the Dumas Foreign Affairs Committee; Chairman of the Committee for the Study of the Practice and Implementation of Human Rights and Civil Liberties; and a member of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 1982 to 1989 she worked in the UN Secretariat in New York.
Narochnitskaya is an author of several developments in Russian foreign policy, issues of relations between the Russian national philosophy of consciousness and Western liberalism.
She was one of the initiators and co-chairs of many forums and associations of Russian society (such as the World Russian Cathedral), the author of concept programs, statements in support of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian military action in Chechnya in 1994-1996, she was against the expansion of NATO aggression against Yugoslavia.
Narochnitskaya supports scientific and social ties with Western scientists and research centers (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Greece), acting for the preservation of the European states of their sovereignty, against the dictates of globalisation and supranational ideological, financial and military arrangements.
On November 3, 2008 Natalia was awarded the Order of Princess Olga (III-degree).
She is a member of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.
Natalia is an author of numerous works on history and the role of historical memory in contemporary politics, as well as the author of hundreds of articles in the Russian press.
Her publications: Russia and Russians in World History, The truth about the Chechen syndrome defenders, Revolution – a spiritual child of the intelligentsia, Russia and the problem of the Kuril Islands, For what and who we were fighting, Russian world, Great wars of the XX century etc.
Her books have been translated into French, Czech and Serbian.
She is president of the Foundation for Historical Outlook in Moscow. This prominent think-tank publishes an on-line newspaper, www.stoletie.ru and a scholarly journal, Links.
Student marriage lasted for many years, but ended in divorce. Natalia has son Alexei (born in 1978), who is a diplomat, Great Consulate attaché in Edinburgh.
Her official site: narochnitskaia.ru