Alexei Ulyukayev

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  • Name: Alexey Ulyukayev ( Alexei Ulyukayev )
  • Date of birth: 23 March 1956
  • Age: 60 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Activity: the Russian state and political figure, former Minister of economic development of Russia, the economist
  • Marital status: Married

    Alexei Ulyukayev: biography

    Alexei Ulyukayev, one of the most important political figures in modern Russia. Born Alexei Ulyukayev V. 23 March 1956 in Moscow in the family of a Professor of the Moscow Institute of engineers land Valentine Husainovich. His ancestral roots come from the Ulyanovsk region, Starokulatkinsky district, 95% of inhabitants are Tatars.

    The childhood of the future Minister of Finance of Russia held, as many children in the Soviet time-he wasn’t shown the desire and commitment to learning, preferring the appearance of the company were taught in the school of Sciences. Therefore, until release from school, he was able to earn only an «average» certificate, the assessment which is not allowed Ulyukayev the first time to enroll at MSU. The following year he became a student of economic faculty of Moscow state University, where he proved himself one of the best students with high academic performance.

    In 1979 after graduating from the Moscow state University Alexey Valentinovich went to graduate school and in 1983 he defended his thesis, which allowed him to become a candidate of economic Sciences. Before graduation the speaker began teaching at the IISS, where he first took the role of assistant chair of political economy and then transferred to the position of associate Professor. In 1988 the future «economic brain of the government,» he graduated from the French University Pierre Mendes-France, receiving the degree of doctor of economic Sciences.


    Political interest in the economy Alexei Ulyukayev appeared back in the distant 80s, when he at the economic seminars met future reformers Yegor Gaidar and Anatoly Chubais. The future Minister of economic development of Russia liked free views new friends, former opponents of the Soviet regime and play the role of «perestroika». He became the most «advanced theorist,» in Gaidar’s team, which drew an economist that the journalistic activities of the newspaper «Communist» in the role of editor of Department of economic policy.

    In 1991, after the collapse of the USSR Russia has promoted economic Advisor to the new Russian government, working in parallel political columnist in the newspaper «Moscow news». Two years later, in the midst of the revival of the new economic system of the Russian Federation he was appointed Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister of the country, participating in the implementation of the reforms Gaidar, later called «shock therapy».

    In 1994, after the resignation of Gaidar Alexey Ulyukaev went after him, and became Deputy reformer in the Institute of economy in transition. In the Gaidar Institute he worked until 2000, and then again he was in government at the invitation of an old friend Anatoly Chubais. At this stage, the economist’s political career began to gain rapid momentum – he received the appointment of first Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, which was in charge of monetary policy and the financing of the power structures of the country.

    In 2004, Mr. Ulyukaev was transferred to the Central Bank of Russia, where he was appointed first Deputy Chairman of the legal successor of the USSR state Bank. Here, in addition to the main responsibilities he took on the role of «speaker,» which recurs constantly in the press and on television screens public statements on the policy of the Central Bank. In addition, since 2002 he was a member of the Board of «Vneshtorgbank», the owners of shares which in 2007 became the parents of the economist.

    Also in 2008, he was appointed Chairman of the «Moscow interbank currency exchange». For high professionalism in 2013, Ulyukayev predicted the position of Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank, but Russian President Vladimir Putin recommended to the post Elvira Nabiullina. But the merits of Alexey Valentinovich has not gone unnoticed – he received a Ministerial portfolio and headed the Ministry of economic development of Russia.

    Bribe and arrest

    For all time of its activity the speaker was involved in a scandal in which took part the members of his family. The incident occurred in 2006, when the future Minister of economic development, delayed the flight Moscow-Sochi due to the fact that his wife does not have enough space in business class. Then he quarreled with the commander of the aircraft delayed the departure, but in the end, along with his wife moved to personal plane of Hermann Gref, the company which flew to the resort town.

    Night 15 November 2016, a scandal erupted on a national scale. Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained on suspicion in receiving a bribe in especially large size ($2 million) for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, allowed PJSC «NC «Rosneft» to carry out the acquisition of a state block of shares of JSC «Bashneft».

    After being indicted President Putin, Ulyukayev dismissed from the post of the MAYOR in connection with loss of trust. The detainee faces from 8 to 15 years in prison and a fine or a ban to hold certain positions.

    Personal life

    Personal life Alexei Ulyukayev safely hidden from the public eye. It is known that the Minister of economic development of Russia is married and has three children. In free from the politics of the time, he enjoys active sports: Canoeing, swimming and Hiking. Also the head of the MAYOR writes poetry and creates a scientific work on the economy – with his works came several journals, monographs and about fifty works.


    Alexei Ulyukayev, the income of which debt of the state service are annually declared, is one of the richest politicians in the country. In 2014 his income amounted to nearly 43.5 million rubles, and the wife of the Minister of economic development, earned a little more than 8 million owned by the head of the RF Ministry has 15 land plots with total area of 110 674 sq. m, 3 houses of about 1000 sq m and 3 apartments with an area of 330 sq. m. Also, the official owns three cars (Land Rover Range Rover, Lexus RX and VAZ 21214) and trailer SAZ 82994.


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