Vadim Krasnoselsky

Vadim Krasnoselsky
Vadim Krasnoselsky official portrait.jpg
3rd President of Transnistria
Assumed office
16 December 2016
Prime MinisterAleksandr Martynov
Preceded byYevgeny Shevchuk
6th Speaker of the Supreme Council
In office
23 December 2015 – 14 December 2016
Preceded byMikhail Burla
Succeeded byAlexander Shcherba
Member of the Supreme Council from 7th district
In office
30 November 2015 – 14 December 2016
Preceded byValery Chervonooky
Succeeded byRuslan Gareev
7th Minister of the Interior
In office
10 January 2007 – 27 February 2012
PresidentIgor Smirnov
Yevgeny Shevchuk
Preceded byAleksandr Korolyov
Succeeded bySergey Monul
Personal details
Vadim Nikolaevich Krasnoselsky

(1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 50)
Dauriya, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Political partyRenewal
Svetlana Krasnoselskaya
(m. 1991)
Alma materShevchenko Transnistria State University
Kozhedub University of the Air Force
Military service
Branch/service Transnistria Army
Years of service1988–2012
RankMajor General

Vadim Nikolaevich Krasnoselsky (Russian: Вади́м Никола́евич Красносе́льский; born 14 April 1970) is a Transnistrian politician who is the 3rd and current President of Transnistria. Previously, he served as a member of the Supreme Council of Transnistria from the 7th district, as 6th Speaker of the Supreme Council (2015–2016) and the 7th Minister of the Interior.


Krasnoselsky was born in the Zabaykalsky District of the Russian SFSR of the Soviet Union.[1] In 1978 his father was transferred to a military base in Bender in the Moldavian SSR.[1] After leaving school in 1987 Krasnoselsky started studying in Odessa, but left during his first year to join a Military Aviation Engineer Higher School in Kharkiv, from which he graduated in 1993.[1] He subsequently joined the Transistrian security forces, later becoming a high-ranking official in the Ministry of the Interior.[1] Vadim took his degree in law at the Pridnestrovian state university in 2002.[2] In 2007 Krasnoselsky became Minister of the Interior, serving until 2012 when he started working in business.[1] He was elected to the Supreme Council in the 2015 elections, and was appointed as the body's Speaker.[1]


Krasnoselsky during his inauguration in 2017.

Supported by the Sheriff conglomerate,[3] he defeated incumbent President Yevgeny Shevchuk in the 2016 presidential elections, receiving 62% of the vote.[4] He was inaugurated on 27 December at the Nadezhda Aronetskaya State Drama Theatre.[5] On 4 January 2017, he received newly-elected Moldovan President Igor Dodon in Bendery, who was the second Moldovan leader to visit the PMR in several years.[6] In September 2018, his first major state visit outside of the PMR was to Sukhumi for Abkhazia's Independence Day celebration.[citation needed] In January 2019, he attended the opening of the PMR representative offices in Moscow, replacing the Cooperation Center "Pridnestrovie".[7] On 29 May, he announced the creation of an international lawsuit against Moldova in which the PMR asks for compensation for "the aggression against the people of Transnistria".[8] In August, he attended a ceremony at the base of the Operational Group of Russian Forces with Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu dedicated the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Moldova in the Second Jassy–Kishinev Offensive.[9][10][11][12] In late October, he met with President Dodon at his presidential residence in Holercani ahead of the Bavaria Conference, scheduled for 4–5 November.[13][14]

During his presidency, he revived the traditional New Year balls, in which he takes part with his spouse.[15] In September 2017, he ordered the creation of the Tiraspol Suvorov Military School, the youth cadet school of the Armed Forces of Transnistria.[16][17]

Views on Transnistrian culture

Krasnoselsky has proposed raising statues of notable Imperial Russian leaders such as Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov and Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin.[18]

He has stated that he is a constitutional monarchist,[19] going as far as to say the following during a presidential campaign:

I am a monarchist by nature. From my youth I had strictly built monarchical views. I am a supporter of monarchism, limited constitutional monarchism, and take the experience of the Russian Empire as a basis.[20]


In March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic Moldova gave 1,810 Vaccines which are donated by Romania to Transnistria. Krasnoselsky incorrectly stated that they came from the World Health Organization (WHO).[21] He later rectified and thanked Romania.[22]


His wife, Svetlana Krasnoselskaya, is a philologist, and is also a Russian language teacher. He has one son, Ivan, and two daughters, Genevieve and Sofia.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Vadim Krasnoselski won the presidential elections in Transnistria Crime Moldova
  2. ^ Vadim Krasnoselsky elected supreme council chairman Novosti PMR, 23 December 2015
  3. ^ The upcoming presidential election in Transnistria Balcani Caucaso
  4. ^ Додон поздравил Красносельского с победой на выборах главы ПМР RIA Novosti, 12 December 2016
  5. ^ "Inauguration of the new Pridnestrovie's president Vadim Krasnoselsky to be held on December 27 | Новости Приднестровья".
  6. ^ "President Igor Dodon and Transnistrian region leader Vadim Krasnoselsky had a working meeting in Bender today". prm.md.
  7. ^ "Vadim Krasnoselsky took part in the opening ceremony of the Official Representation of the PMR in Moscow". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Breakaway Transnistria Threatens to Sue Moldova for 'War Crimes'". 29 May 2019.
  9. ^ "În cadrul "vizitei private" în Moldova, Ministrul rus al Apărării Șoigu a inspectat trupele de ocupație rusești din Transnistria și a distribuit medalii militarilor ruși". Timpul – Ştiri din Moldova.
  10. ^ "Russian Defense Chief Flies To Moldova For Liberation Celebrations On Saturday". UrduPoint.
  11. ^ https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12249080@egNews
  12. ^ "Россия предлагает начать утилизацию боеприпасов на территории Молдовы". president.md.
  13. ^ "Igor Dodon a avut o întrevedere cu Vadim Krasnoselski". president.md.
  14. ^ "Head Of Moldovas Transnistria Breakaway Republic To Meet With President Dodon Next Week". UrduPoint.
  15. ^ "Официальный сайт президента Приднестровской Молдавской Республики — Глава государства с супругой открыли новогодний бал — Новости". president.gospmr.org. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  16. ^ "В столице открыли Тираспольское Суворовское военное училище". Новости Приднестровья (in Russian). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Suvorov military school to be established in Pridnestrovie". Новости Приднестровья. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  18. ^ "О науке и не только говорили сегодня в ПГУ" (in Russian). Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  19. ^ Сергей Сидоренко (21 January 2019). ""Даю гарантию, от нас РФ не нападёт на Украину": интервью лидера непризнанного Приднестровья". Европейская правда.
  20. ^ Алексей Челканов (9 March 2016). "Осада Приднестровья". Совершенно секретно.
  21. ^ Dobrea, Vlad (6 March 2021). "Liderul separatist din Transnistria dezinformează în legătură cu vaccinurile donate de România". Pro TV (in Romanian).
  22. ^ "Separatistul Krasnoselski recunoaște că primele vaccinuri ajunse în Transnistria sunt donate de România și mulțumește Bucureștiului". Deschide.MD (in Romanian). 5 March 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yevgeny Shevchuk
President of Transnistria

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