Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin (Russian: Сергей Семёнович Собянин; born 21 June 1958) is a Russian politician. He has served as Mayor of Moscow from October 2010 to 5 July 2013, and was re-elected Mayor in the September 2013 city election. Sobyanin previously served as the Governor of Tyumen Oblast (2001–2005), Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (2005–2008 in Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet) and Head of the presidential administration (2008–2010). Sobyanin is a member of the ruling United Russia political party, and is elected to its higher governing bodies, current member of presidium of Regional Council of the United Russia in Moscow and the head (political council secretary) of the party's Moscow branch from March 2011 to December 2012. He is considered to be a close ally to Russian billionaire businessman Vladimir Bogdanov, Director General of Surgutneftegaz. As the Mayor of Moscow, Sobyanin has gradually relaxed the massive construction projects of his predecessor, for which he has won acclaim for the "most sane piece of city planning in years." As Mayor, Sobyanin created large mass media holding group of numbers TV and radio channels and newspapers, owned and controlled by Moscow Government. And he has also won praise for his efforts in combatting corruption. At the same time, Sobyanin was criticized for the banning of gay parades in the city, for which he was strongly condemned by LGBT groups.