New Faces in the Country’s Leadership
Avdeev, Alexander Alexeevich, Minister of Culture
. Born September 8, 1964 in Kremenchug, Ukraine. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations
in 1968. Worked in the Soviet embassies in Algeria and France. Ambassador to Luxembourg in 1987. Ambassador to Bulgaria in 1992. Deputy, then first deputy foreign minister 1996-2002. March 2002, ambassador to France.
Bortnikov, Alexander Vasilyevich, Director of the FSB
. Born November 15, 1951, in Perm. Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Transport Engineering and the Higher School of the KGB. Employed by state security agencies since 1975. In 2003, head of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region
department of the FSB, head of the department of economic security.
Konovalov, Alexander Vladimirovich, Minister of Justice
. Born June 9, 1968 in Leningrad. Graduated from the law department of Leningrad State University. Worked in the prosecutor’s office in St. Petersburg. Deputy Prosecutor of St. Petersburg 2001-2005. February-November 2005, Prosecutor of Bashkortostan
, then presidential representative in the Volga Federal District.
Mutko, Vitaly Leontyevich, Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy
. Born December 8, 1958, in Krasnodar Territory
. Graduated from the Leningrad Water Transport Institute and St. Petersburg State University. Was a sailor, chairman of the professional committee of a sailors’ training school, head of Kirov District in Leningrad. From 1992 to 1996, deputy mayor of St. Petersburg for social issues under Anatoly Sobchak. Elected president of the Zenith soccer club in 1997. Head of the Russian Soccer Premier League 2001-2003. Senator since St. Petersburg in 2003. Simultaneously president of the Russian Soccer League since 2005.
Naryshkin, Sergey Evgenyevich, chief of the presidential executive staff
. Born October 27, 1954, in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad Mechanics Institute and the St. Petersburg International Management Institute. In the 1980s, he was an expert in the Soviet embassy in Belgium (According to the media, he was employed by the KGB at that time.) From 1992 to 1995, worked on the St. Petersburg mayor’s committee on economics and finance. Then he worked in Promstroibank and the government of Leningrad Region. In 2004, he became the deputy head of the president’s economic department, then chief of the government staff with the rank of minister. In February 2007, he was made deputy prime minister.
Patrushev, Nikolay Platonovich, Secretary of the Security Council
. Born July 11, 1951 in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute and KGB courses in Minsk. Employed by state security agencies since 1975. Minister of Security of Karelia in 1992, later worker in the central apparatus of the Federal Counterintelligence Service and FSB. In 1998, appointed deputy head of the presidential executive staff – head of the Main Supervisory Department. In October 1998, deputy director of the FSB, head of the department of economic security. Director of the FSB since 1999.
Sechin, Igor Ivanovich, Deputy Prime Minister
. Born September 7, 1960 in Leningrad. Graduated from the law department of Leningrad State University. Was a translator in Mozambique and Angola, worked on the executive committee of the Leningrad City Council and in the St. Petersburg mayor’s office. From 1996 to 1998, worked in the Presidential Property Management Department. In 1999, was a consultant to the director of the FSB. In August 1999, became head of the secretariat of prime minister Vladimir Putin
. Deputy chief of the presidential executive staff since 2000, simultaneously aide to the president since 2004.
Shchegolev, Igor Olegovich, Minister of Communications and Mass Communications
. Born November 10, 1965 in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. Worked for ITAR-TASS
. In 1998, appointed deputy head, then head, of the government information department of the government staff. Press secretary to prime minister Evgeny Primakov. In 1999, advisor to prime ministers Sergey Stepashin and Vladimir Putin. Head of the presidential press service in 2000, head of presidential protocol since 2002.
Shmatko, Sergey Ivanovich, Minister of Energy
. Born September 26, 1966 in Stavropol. Graduated from the Urals State University, University of Marburg (West Germany) and General Staff courses. In 1992, worked in consulting companies in Germany, the Institute of the Problems of Investing and the All-Russia Bank of Regional Development. In 1997, became head of Rosenergoatom
center for economic strategy, was advisor to the general director of the All-Russia Scientific Research Institute on the Exploitation of Atomic Electricity Plants, head of the State Conservation Fund. Since 2005, president of ZAO Atomstroiexport.
Shuvalov, Igor Ivanovich, First Deputy Prime Minister
. Born January 4, 1967 in Magadan Region
. Graduated from the law department of Moscow State University. Worked in research laboratories and as attaché in the legal department of the Foreign Ministry. In 1993, became senior legal consultant. In 1995 became director of the ALM legal bureau. In 1997, became a department head in the State Committee for the Management of State Property. In 1998, became deputy minister of state property and chairman of Russian Federal Property Fund. In 2000, became chief of the government staff with the rank of minister. In 2003, became aide to the president, and simultaneously G8 sherpa since 2005.
Sobyanin, Sergey Semenovich, Deputy Prime Minister – Chief of the government Staff
. Born June 21, 1958 in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area
. Graduated from the Kostroma Technological Institute and the All-Union Extramural Law Institute. Worked as a mechanic, then for the Komsomol. In 1990, head of the tax inspectorate of Kogalym, in 1991 became mayor of the city. In 1993, first deputy head of the administration of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, in 1994 chairman of the area’s duma
. In 2000, first deputy presidential representative in the Urals Federal District. In 2001, elected governor of Tyumen Region
. In 2005, became chief of the presidential staff.
Changes in Administrative Place
Yury Trutnev - besides natural resources, now engaged in ecology, received control over two federal services, lost one agency (forestry)
Sergey Lavrov - kept ministerial post, received control over a new federal agency (on affairs of the CIS)
Alexander Avdeev - from ambassador to France to minister of culture
Alexander Konovalov - from presidential representative to minister of justice
Sergey Shmatko and Vitaly Mutko head newly created ministries
Alexey Gordeev - has received control over two federal agencies (forestry and fishery).
Elvira Nabiullina - has received control over two federal services and two agencies, simultaneously ceased to be engaged in trade, having kept only economic development in her job title
Alexander Bortnikov - from FSB department head to director of that service
- from prime minister to first deputy prime minister
- from first deputy prime minister to ordinary deputy prime minister
- lost two subordinate federal agencies
- lost one subordinate service and one agency
- lost the subordinate agency on construction and utilities
and Viktor Ustinov
have left their ministerial posts
Unchanged on the Administrative Ladder
- kept posts of deputy prime minister and minister of finance with all subordinate structures
- remains deputy prime minister
Anatoly Serdyukov, Andrey Fursenko, Sergey Shoigu
- kept ministerial posts and all subordinate structures
- kept post of minister, has received one new service (air navigation) and has lost one agency (surveying and cartography)
- from deputy prime minister, chief of the government staff to chief of the presidential executive staff
- changed places with Naryshkin
– from head of the FSB to head of the Security Council
- from presidential aide and deputy chief of the presidential executive staff to deputy prime minister
– from presidential aide to first deputy prime minister
- from chief of presidential protocol to minister of communications and mass communications
– head of the State Committee on the Control of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Trade to head of the agency for arms deliveries