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Alexei Kudrin: biography
Alexei Kudrin, former head of the Russian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, who held a Ministerial post longer all the officials of modern Russia. Ex-Finance Minister considered to be one of the most promising figures in the political arena of Russia, who after retirement plays an important role in the economy and socio-political life of the country. On account of the many years head of Finance many achievements, the largest of which is the country out of the global financial crisis with minimum losses.
Born Alexei Kudrin on 12 October 1960 in the Latvian town of Dobele. His father was the Soviet military, what caused the future Minister of Finance of Russia from birth to become a traveler in the age of 8 the young Alyosha and his parents moved from Latvia to Mongolia in 11 years was in Transbaikalia, in 3 years appeared to be in Arkhangelsk, where he had to finish high school No. 17.
At the end of the school Alexei Kudrin moved to Leningrad and 2 years worked as a mechanic and instructor-practitioner in the Academy of transport and support of the Ministry of defense of the USSR. After that he successfully entered the hospital economic Department of the Leningrad state University, graduating in 1983. Having received the diploma of economist, Kudrin was distributed to the Institute of socio-economic problems of the USSR Academy of Sciences, where he met with Anatoly Chubais, who played not the last role in the fate of the future Minister of Finance.
In 1985, proved to be a promising economist, he entered the postgraduate course of the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences and in 1988 he defended his thesis. In 1990 Alexei Kudrin was appointed Deputy Anatoly Chubais, who was Chairman of the Committee on economic reform Leningrad city Executive Committee. It was then that the future Minister of Finance made the team of the mayor of Leningrad, Anatoly Sobchak, and became acquainted with the future President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who at that time was a KGB officer. Until 1996 he held various positions related to Economics and Finance, city administration of St. Petersburg, where, together with many well-known political entities of the Russian Federation, has passed in the government of the country and where he started to work under the guidance of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
In the administration of the head of the Russian Anatoly Kudrin as well as in the city of Leningrad, was the Deputy of Anatoly Chubais, who headed the AP. Then he was appointed head of the CRU, Russian Deputy Manager of the IMF and the EBRD. In 1997, he became Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia, freeing the post of the head of Crewe for Vladimir Putin.
In 2000 Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the government of Russian President and Minister of Finance, and in 2002 he headed the national banking Council under the Russian Bank. In 2004, he lost his post of Deputy Prime Minister, but continued the activities of the Ministry of Finance. In the same period he was included in the government Commission of the Russian Federation on investment projects.
The post of Minister of Finance Anatoly Leonidovich stayed until 2011. The reason for his high-profile resignation was the controversies with the former President and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on economic policy by Kudrin has repeatedly criticized. Then he completely lost all public office and handed over the leadership of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov, who continued the policy of Kudrin in the Ministry of Finance of deterrence and mandatory execution of the budget.
Achieve Alexei Kudrin at the Ministerial post became significant for the economy of Russia. Thanks to him the country was carried out large-scale tax reform, the reduced rate of VAT, a «flat income tax, amendments to the Russian legislation, from which were excluded all possible loopholes for legal tax evasion. Mr Kudrin has managed to reduce external debt of the country and created the first not’s «oil budget,» which was adopted by the state Duma without patches. The Russian head Vladimir Putin is proud that the Russian government has worked such people as Kudrin, who was able to strengthen the economy of the Russian Federation and to solve a number of large-scale economic problems, what brought the state to a decent level in Europe.
After the resignation of the government Alexey Kudrin engaged in scientific and economic activities, he returned to Saint Petersburg and became the Dean of the faculty of liberal Sciences in the IEP. Yegor Gaidar. In this case, and today the Alexei Kudrin forecasts are relevant and important for the Russian economy. In 2013 he was included in the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation, continuing his career as statesmen and promises sudden changes in the future, a successful economist.
Ex-Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin lives in a second marriage. His wife, Irina Tintyakova, at the moment of acquaintance with her future husband worked as the staff assistant press attache Anatoly Chubais. The Minister of Finance, she was struck by their temperament and attractive appearance, so he did not hesitate, did 10 years younger Irina offer hands and hearts.
Kudrin’s second wife bore him a son Artem, which today is still in school. Upon marriage, the wife of the former Finance Minister left journalism and headed the charity Fund «Northern crown», which provides assistance to orphanages and boarding schools.
From his first marriage to Veronica Ball to a leading economist of the country has a daughter Pauline, who after the divorce of his parents stayed with mom in Saint-Petersburg and is currently a successful businesswoman and the founder of open company «Art-center-Grand-Prix».
The former Minister of Finance is not considered to be a public person and prefers to stay in the family circle of secular and loud events. His busy schedule does not allow him to pay due attention to the family, but every year in winter Kudrin allocates a small vacation to visit the ski resort in Austria, where he devotes himself to communicating with his wife and son. In addition to skiing Alexei Kudrin enjoys hockey and tennis.