What new members of the government are known for


On January 21, President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on the appointment of deputy prime ministers and ministers of the government of Mikhail Mishustin.

Vedomosti talks about 13 cabinet ministers and one returnee.

First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov

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Belousov is an economist by education. In 2000-2006 He headed the Center for Economic Analysis and Short-Range Forecasting. Since 2006, began the career of Belousov in the civil service. He became deputy minister of economic development for macroeconomics and the implementation of federal targeted programs.

In the summer of 2008, Belousov headed the department of economics and finance of the government apparatus under Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It was Belousov who Putin ordered in 2011 to create the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), which developed roadmaps for improving the investment climate in Russia. In May 2012, Putin returned to the Kremlin, and appointed Belousov as Minister of Economic Development. However, in this post Belousov worked only a little over a year, becoming in June 2013 an assistant to the president for economics.

Sources of Vedomosti said then that Belousov took the new appointment as an increase, since he considered the composition of the Medvedev government to be weak.

Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko

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Dmitry Chernyshenko is 51 years old. He was born in Saratov, lived in Maykop and Sochi. He studied in Moscow, like the current Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, at the Stankin Moscow State Technological University. In 1989, together with fellow students, he founded the company “Informatics Marketing Service” (IMS) – one of the first computer graphics studios in the USSR. In 1993, an advertising holding Media Arts Group was created on the basis of IMS, one of the founders of which was Chernyshenko. In 2002, he headed the Sportima company, which was created inside the holding to work in the field of sports marketing.

In November 2005, he led the campaign for the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, becoming the Director General of the Sochi 2014 Application Committee. From 2007 to 2014 – President of the organizing committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi. At the same time, Chernyshenko served as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Olimpstroy Group of Companies.

Since November 2014, he has been president of the Continental Hockey League. In January 2015, he headed the holding of Gazprom-Media.

Dmitry Chernyshenko is married, has two daughters.

Vice Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk

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Overchuk from 2011 in the Federal Tax Service was engaged in international taxation and currency control. During its work, the Federal Tax Service has actively established contacts with other countries – worked in OECD groups, in 2011 joined the European Organization of Tax Administrations, joined the BEPS plan (to combat the erosion of the tax base), and the automatic exchange of tax information. At the OECD, the Russian Federal Tax Service oversees the digital transformation. “In the near future, we will become adaptive digital platforms and move to automatic contactless administration within a single virtual transactional environment,” Overchuk promised at a meeting of the Bureau in September 2019. They are well aware of Overchuk’s international structures, says a consultant working with the Federal Tax Service. It was Overchuk who, on behalf of Russia, discussed the future taxation of global corporations in the OECD.

Vice Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko

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Abramchenko previously headed the Rosreestr. When she was appointed head of the service in October 2016, she was talked about as a tough leader who should complete the creation of the Unified State Register of Real Estate (USRN, appeared in 2017) and fight corruption in the service. The USRN is generally functioning, statements can be received remotely, but failures occur.

Prior to Rosreestr, Abramchenko worked as state secretary and deputy minister of agriculture.

Abramchenko is a longtime acquaintance of Mishustin: they worked together in Roszemkadastra in the early 2000s. Abramchenko graduated from the Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University, was awarded the medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree.

Vice Prime Minister and Chief of Staff of the Government Dmitry Grigorenko

Grigorenko came to the tax service in 2000, after 13 years he became deputy Mishustin. At the Federal Tax Service, he was engaged in the creation of large information systems – he was responsible for the work of personal accounts of companies and people, the “Tax-3” system (it stores all the data on interrogations, checks, bank documents), created a cloud registry that combined the data of all registry offices, etc. d. Mishustin spoke about the new functions of the latter system as a prime minister – a unified system of household income control will be created. Within two years with the help of her, he plans to move to targeted social support of people.

“Grigorenko is about solving the problem – to assemble a team, create technology and release the finished product,” says a former employee of the government apparatus. Although Grigorenko was mainly engaged in technological products at the Federal Tax Service, he knows people well both in the presidential administration and in the government, and he will be able to configure the hardware work, the federal official said.

Vice Prime Minister Marat Khusnulin

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Together with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, he began a large-scale audit of all construction projects, and launched renovation and construction of infrastructure facilities (transport and transfer hubs, metro, Moscow Central Ring, Central diameters).

The president of the Granel group, Ilshat Nigmatullin, calls him a manager with high efficiency: he successfully developed the building block of Tatenergo, then no less successfully improved the construction complex of Kazan. Moving to Moscow, Khusnullin decided to launch the renovation program. Under his leadership, the capital has repeatedly shown record volumes of housing and commercial real estate commissioning, the problems of deceived equity holders were successfully resolved, a large number of roads and more than 40 metro stations were built, Nigmatullin notes. Andrei Ryabinsky, co-owner of the MIC group, agrees with him. “Khusnullin is a very qualified specialist, meticulous and deeply immersed in the process, he reproduced the details of the various sites of the city as a keepsake, recalling everything up to the layout of communications – all this was at his fingertips,” he says.

Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov

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Reshetnikov came to work in the Moscow government after the appointment of Sergei Sobyanin as mayor. From 2012 to 2017, he headed the Department of Economic Policy and City Development, where he was responsible for creating the investment strategy of the city and oversaw changes in tax policy. In 2017, he was appointed Governor of the Perm Territory. In this post, he defended the financial freedom of the regions – he advocated the early abolition of the anti-crisis measure – an increase in the share of income tax allocated to the federal budget (from 2 to 3 percentage points out of 20%), an increase in the region’s own income, and the unchanged rules for them, and in case of changes to the rules for compensation.

Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova

Lyubimova, 39 years old, before being appointed minister, she was director of the cinematography department of the Ministry of Culture for two years, and in 2015–2016. she was an adviser to this department. Lyubimova’s father is Boris Lyubimov, rector of the Shchepkinsky Theater School, and mother of the Sovremennik actress, Maria Shreubovich (died in May 2018), Lyubimova graduated from the Moscow State University Journalism Department and GITIS Theater Studies Department (RATI).

Working as the head of the Department of the Ministry of Culture, Lyubimova, in particular, was responsible for allocating budget money for the production of films, for the efficient use of their funds, for increasing the audience of domestic films, and which film festivals will receive state support. Lyubimova also oversaw which particular films should not be allowed to be shown in Russian cinemas. But the final decision was always for Medinsky, ministry employees and producers told Vedomosti. So, it was Medinsky who decided that the comedy “Death of Stalin” should not be shown in cinemas, the Vedomosti interlocutors know

Since 2001, Lyubimova worked on television as a correspondent for the programs on Channel 3 and the Orthodox program on TVC, the host of the Moscow-2009 and City and People programs on the TV channel Capital, and the head of the Context program on TV channel “Culture”. In 2016, she headed the Directorate of Social and Journalistic Programs of Channel One. She took part in the creation of more than 80 documentaries on Orthodoxy for the channels “Russia 1”, “Culture” (included in the VGTRK holding) and “Channel One”.

Lyubimova has a son Nikita and a daughter Barbara.

Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin

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Matytsin is 55 years old, he has been an international sports functionary since 2011, all these years he worked at the International University Sports Federation, at the beginning – Vice President, and since 2015 – Head. In November 2019, he was re-elected as president of the organization, and was the only candidate. Since 2018, he has been a member of the commission of the International Olympic Committee for Olympic Education. Matytsin is one of six Russians who lead leading international sports organizations, TASS noted.

The new minister is a doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education. In the first half of the 2000s, he was the rector of the Russian State University of Physical Education, from 2006 to 2016 – the president of the same university. He is a master of sports in table tennis, an honored coach of Russia. Member of the Presidential Council on Physical Education. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Friendship. President Putin called him a man dedicated to sports during the award ceremony.

In 2012, the Izmailovsky court of the capital found Matytsin guilty of abuse of power and imposed a fine of 20 thousand rubles on him. According to the investigation, as the rector of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism, he leased to the commercial structures a federal land plot on the territory of which the Cherkizovsky Market operated. As a result of this, according to the investigation, the budget of the Russian Federation was harmed in the form of non-receipt of more than 120 million rubles. Matytsin pleaded not guilty.

Minister of Higher Education and Science Valery Falkov

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The rector of Tyumen State University (Tyumen State University) Mikhail Falkov on January 15 became a member of the working group to prepare proposals for amendments to the Constitution, and on January 21 was appointed Minister of Education and Science. Falkov is a state lawyer, associate professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, Tyumen State University (elected university rector in 2013). In 2013-16 he was also a deputy of the Tyumen City Duma from United Russia. He defended his thesis on the topic “Improving the legal regulation of election campaigning in the Russian Federation.”

“The end justifies the means” – this is the basic principle of most modern election campaigns. Meanwhile, for young Russian democracy, the use of various kinds of dubious, and sometimes frankly “black” political technologies is especially dangerous, ”says the abstract of Falkov’s dissertation.

Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov

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Kravtsov is a former head of Rosobornadzor. He himself is not very well known to the general public, but his name is usually associated with very important things for many: in particular, Kravtsov is considered to be the “father” of the Unified State Exam (USE). Representatives of the public have repeatedly asked President Vladimir Putin to abolish the exam, but he always supported this institution, recalling that it was this exam that allowed many students from remote regions to enter metropolitan universities and then realize themselves. Kravtsov in 2008 headed the Federal Testing Center, which developed the basis of the exam. In addition, the period of his leadership of Rosobrnadzor had a massive closure of universities. Moreover, not only affiliates of universities that issued fictitious diplomas suffered (Putin repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with their existence), but also well-known, authoritative organizations such as the European University in St. Petersburg and the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (“Shaninka “).

As the head of Rosobrnadzor, which he first took in 2013, Kravtsov had already gone through one large-scale reorganization of the government – in 2018, after the presidential election. He then received a reassignment, and Rosobornadzor itself received a promotion – instead of the bisected Ministry of Education, the supervisory authority was directly subordinate to the government.

With the name of Kravtsov and the activities of Rosobrnadzor, the closure of about 1,500 universities in the country is also associated. Officials explain the work of the “educational guillotine” by the fact that it was necessary to overcome a huge number of sharashkin offices that issued diplomas of higher education to everyone who paid. But this guillotine found many opponents. They claim that in the end some universities with a long history also fell under the knife because they did not satisfy the formal signs of Rosobrnadzor.

Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko

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Murashko was born in 1967. By education, he is a doctor, doctor of medical sciences in the specialties “Organization of Health and Public Health” and “Obstetrics and Gynecology”. Until 2006, he worked in medical institutions of Komi. In the same republic, from 2006 to 2011, he led the local Ministry of Health. He moved to Moscow in 2012 – he became deputy director of Roszdravnadzor, who first headed in 2013 as an interim, and since 2015 as a permanent leader.

Murashko is a modern leader, focused on results, according to the CEO of DSM Group Sergey Shulyak. As the head of Roszdravnadzor, he participated in many reforms that are significant for the industry: introducing mandatory labeling of drugs, changing the audit system of healthcare organizations, which has reduced pressure on the business, Shulyak lists. During the management of Murashko, Roszdravnadzor, the attitude towards the department on the part of industry representatives became more loyal – he actively communicated with the business and listened to his opinion.

In mid-2018, Murashko, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, reported, for example, on a successful pilot drug labeling project that began in 2017: “We defined the labeling format, worked out the mechanisms for applying it, and transferring data from the production line where it was submitted into information systems, they created the necessary computer programs and mobile applications that will allow consumers to read the marking code using a smartphone and confirm the authenticity of the drug. ”

Murashko also spoke in the same interview about the demand for Russian drugs from foreigners. “We, indeed, know many cases when people from abroad come to Russia for medicines, because here they are cheaper and their quality is not worse,” he said. The reason is that many foreign manufacturers localized their production in Russia and produce drugs here “using the same equipment, raw materials and the same technologies as in similar factories abroad.”

“Our task is to form a system so that it would not be necessary to knock out an examination, treatment. Reputation for healthcare is an important thing. For the benefit of the patient, it is simply necessary to trust a doctor, ”Murashko told Izvestia in 2019.

Many in the industry believed that Veronika Skvortsova would remain as Minister of Health, said Ivan Glushkov, director of the external relations department at Stada Pharmaceutical Company. According to him, the head of state recently often gave a positive assessment of the activities of Skvortsova as head of the Ministry of Health. Murashko is a strong leader for the Ministry of Health: he knows the industry deeply and is a strong leader, as can be seen from his six-year work at Roszdravnadzor, says Glushkov.

Minister of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Communications Maksut Shadaev

Shadaev was born in 1979. In the early 2000s, he held senior positions in IT companies, for example, the IBS integrator. In 2004, he became an adviser to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications (from 2004 to 2008, Leonid Reiman was the Minister of Communications), then – Director of the Department of State Programs, Infrastructure Development and the Use of a Limited Resource. In 2008, Shadaev worked as an assistant to the head of the presidential administration and oversaw the work of the presidential council for the development of the information society. Since 2012 – Advisor to the Chairman of the State Duma, since 2014 – Minister of Public Administration, Information Technologies and Communications of Moscow Communications, since 2016 – Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region. In 2017, Kommersant wrote about the possible appointment of Shadaev as an adviser to the first deputy head of the presidential administration, Sergei Kiriyenko, on a voluntary basis. Shadaev was supposed to coordinate the information policy of the regional authorities in social networks. In September 2018, he became vice president of Rostelecom and headed RT Labs. The representative of Rostelecom did not answer questions about the possible appointment of Shadayev outside the company. On Tuesday evening, Shadaev was the current vice president of Rostelecom and the general director of RT Labs, the representative of the state operator said.

Minister of Labor Anton Kotyakov

Kotyakov is a financier, he worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Samara Region, in 2014 he headed the Ministry of Finance of the Moscow Region. He joined the Ministry of Finance of Russia in 2017, taking the post of deputy minister, Kotyakov oversaw social issues. He is a non-public person, recalls a former federal official, he has many creative ideas, but he honors the hierarchy and will not go forward, he is a good official with the competence of a manager. Another merit of Kotyakov is that he normalized relations between the Ministry of Finance and the social bloc, they have very good contact with Golikova, the former official says, so his appointment is not surprising.



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