The All Russia Association of the Blind (VOS) would like to inform EBU members of the newly elected VOS President - Vladimir SIPKIN (Mr), aged 69, blind.Mr Sipkin was born in 1953 in Siberia (Ekaterinburgh), he is a radio-engineer by profession.
In 1987 - 2012 he was chairman of the Krasnoyarsk regional VOS organisation, in 1996 - 2012 director general of VOS factory in Krasnoyarsk. Mr Sipkin has been a member of VOS Central Board since 1991 and in 2012 he was elected as vice- president of VOS. It means he worked hand in hand with Alexander Neumyvakin and of course will continue to pursue his policy.
On December 15, 2021 Vladimir Sipkin was elected VOS President at the extraordinary VOS congress.
Mr Sipkin is a very active person, member of numerous commissions in Russia, awarded with many medals. He used to be a member of the EBU commission on employment, headed by Philippe Chazal, some years ago. He recollects his impressions of that period with great pleasure.