Marina Solodkina

Marina Solodkina

Party leader
Date of Birth: 31.05.1952
Country: Israel

Biography of Marina Solodkina

Marina Solodkina was an Israeli politician, a member of several Knesset sessions, and a member of the Israeli government cabinets. She was born on May 31, 1952, in Moscow, Russia. Her father was from Khmelnytskyi in the Vinnytsia region, and her mother was from Kamianets-Podilskyi. During the years of German occupation, her father and grandparents were deported to the ghetto and fought in the war after their liberation.

Solodkina studied at Moscow State University, where she defended her dissertation in economics on the topic "Stages and Features of Economic Development in Australia" in 1981. She worked at the Department of Economic History at the Higher School of Economics. She authored scientific works on economic history and participated in projects such as "World History of Economic Thought" in 6 volumes (1986-1997) and the dictionary-reference book "History of the National Economy" (1992). From 1987 to 1990, she was an associate professor at the Department of Economics at Moscow State University.

In 1991, Solodkina repatriated to Israel. In Israel, she joined the "Association of Repatriates-Scientists" and also became a member of the party "Israel Ba-Aliyah," which represented Russian-speaking repatriates. In 1996, Marina Solodkina was first elected to the Knesset. In the 14th Knesset, she served as the chairwoman of the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women. She also served on the Finance Committee and the Committee for Aliyah and Absorption. She retained her mandate after the elections for the 14th Knesset and served on several parliamentary committees, including the Committee for Drug Abuse Prevention and the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women.

From August 5, 1999, to July 11, 2000, Solodkina held the position of Deputy Minister of Absorption in Israel. She continued to hold this position in the Sharon government, serving as Deputy to Tzipi Livni. She later joined the "Kadima" party along with Sharon and supported Livni against Olmert and later against Mofaz.

On the day of Marina Solodkina's death, she participated in an anti-fascist conference and witnessed a mass march in honor of the Latvian Legionnaires of the Waffen-SS.

Marina Solodkina was married, had two children, and lived in Ashkelon, Israel.