Andrey Safonov

Andrei Safonov
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1964-06-06) June 6, 1964
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR
Profession Journalist
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Andrey Safonov (Aндрéй Сафóнов) is a politician from Transnistria. He lives in Bender, Transnistria's second largest city.


He ran for president against incumbent president Igor Smirnov in the election held on December 10, 2006, and came in third place with 3.9% of the vote.[1]

He is a former teacher of literature and a former member of the parliament of the MSSR (Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic), within the USSR. After Transnistria's declaration of independence, September 2, 1990, he founded the official news agency Olvia Press. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Education, Science and Culture, a post he held until 1999 when he formed an opposition movement to Igor Smirnov and an opposition newspaper, founded in 2000, called Novaia Gazeta.


  1. Transdnestr Central Election Commission announces final results on presidential election Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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