He was born on June, 26, 1944 in Mymrino, Oryol Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
In 1961-1962 v teacher of mathematics and physical training at the village Mymrino (Orlov region).
In 1962-1963 and 1966-1969 v student of Orel Pedagogical Institute.
In 1963-1966 v served in the Military forces in Belorussia and Cheliabinsk region.
In 1969-1970 v assistant, professor of mathematical analysis at OrPI.
People-s deputy of Orel regional and city Soviets of deputies (1970-1978).
In 1978-1980 v student of the Academy of Public sciences.
In 1980 v defended Master-s dissertation.
In 1980-1983 v head of the propaganda department of Orel committee of CPSU.
At the same time:
1974-1978 v professor of higher mathematics.
In 1981-1983 v professor of philosophy at Orel Pedagogical Institute.
In April, 1995 v defended Doctor-s dissertation at the Lomonosov Moscow State University on politics philosophy.
In spring, 1996 stood for Russian President elections.
Zyuganov placed a distant 2nd behind Vladimir Putin in the March 2000 presidential election.
In 2004, Zyuganov declined to run against Putin, who secured a landslide reelection victory.
In the presidential election on March 2, 2008, Zyuganov garnered 17.76% of the vote and came in second to Medvedev's 70.23%.
In the 2012 Russian presidential election on 4 March 2012, Zyuganov once again came in second place by receiving 17% of the vote.
Since 1993 - Leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Wife Nadezhda Vasilievna Zuganova, born in 1946. Studied at the same school with her future husband. They got married in 1967.
Son Andrey, born in 1968. Graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Married. Has two children, Leonid (1990) and Mikhail (1994).
Daughter v Tatiana, born in 1974. Married, has a son.