12 April 1975|
Almaty, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Employer||Presidential Press and Information Office|
|Known for||Press Attaché to the Russian President|
|Salary||3,203,900 Russian rubles (2008)|
Natalya Aleksandrovna Timakova (Russian: Наталья Александровна Тимакова) (born 12 April 1975 in Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR) is a Russian journalist. As of 2012 she is press attaché to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Personal life and education 
Journalistic career 
Timakova began working as a journalist in 1995 whilst studying at Moscow State, where she was a political journalist for Moskovsky Komsomolets. In 1996 Timakova was part of the Presidential pool of journalists and she covered the election campaign of first Russian President Boris Yeltsin for the Russian presidential election. In 1997 Timakova was a reporter and then senior political correspondent at Kommersant, and worked for the publishing house until 1999. In 1999, Timakova was the political correspondent for Interfax.
Government service 
In 1999, Timakova was appointed as Deputy Head of the Government Information Department of the Russian government, until she was appointed in 2000 as the Deputy Head of the Presidential Press and Information Office, and from 2001 as First Deputy Head of the same office. On 4 November 2002, she was appointed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as First Deputy Press Attache for the President and Head of the Presidential Press and Information Office.
On 13 May 2008, Timakova was appointed by new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the post of Press Attaché to the Russian President. Today, Timakova is a core member of Medvedev's presidential administration, and she was deemed by the Agency for Political and Economic Communications in 2011 to be the 44th most powerful figure, and to be the third most powerful female, in Russian politics, after Tatyana Golikova and Elvira Nabiullina.
In May 2012 she was appointed as the Spokesman of The Russian Prime Minister.
Allowing use of Kremlin.ru materials 
On 3 October 2008, Timakova responded to the letter of Wikipedia user Russavia, where she authorised use of Presidential website Kremlin.ru materials under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
On 29 January 2009, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity signed an ukaz conferring on Timakova the Order of Friendship for "assistance in objective reporting of the events around South Ossetia in 2008".
- (Russian) "Уточнённые сведения об имущественном положении и доходах руководящего состава Администрации Президента Российской Федерации и членов их семей за период с 1 января 2008 года по 31 декабря 2008 года". Presidential Press and Information Office. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
- (Russian) "Кремлевские чиновники раскрыли свои доходы". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- (Russian) Kuzina, Mila (1 June 2009). "К "Черешневому лесу" привили стройотряд". Kommersant. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- (Russian) Bulavinov, Ilya (15 November 2002). "Наш человек в Кремле пошел в гору". Kommersant. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- "Тимакова, Наталья" (in Russian). Lentapedia. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №1290 от 04.11.2002 «О первом заместителе пресс — секретаря президента российской федерации — начальнике управления пресс — службы президента российской федерации». (President of Russia. Ukaz #1290 of 4 November 2002 On the First Deputy Press Attaché for the President of the Russian Federation and Head of the Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation. ).
- "Russian president appoints 5 advisors, 6 aides, protocol chief". Moscow: RIA Novosti. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №770 от 13.05.2008 «О пресс-секретаре Президента Российской Федерации». (President of Russia. Ukaz #770 of 13 May 2008 On the Press Attaché to the President of the Russian Federation. ).
- Sakwa, Richard (2011). "Medvedev's challenge". The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession. Cambridge University Press. p. 316. ISBN 0-521-14522-8. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- (Russian) Orlov, Dmitry Ivanovich (16 January 2012). "100 ведущих политиков России в 2011 году Подробнее". Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- (Russian) Kalinovskaya, Elena (31 May 2011). "Открытые образовательные ресурсы — новая реальность для вузов". Higher School of Economics. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- Letter of authorisation from the Press Secretary to the President of the Russian Federation allowing use of Kremlin.ru materials under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence
- "Указ О награждении Орденом Дружбы Тимаковой Н.А.". Tskhinval: President of South Ossetia. 29 January 2009. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- Khrushcheva, Nina (24 September 2000). "Homo Sovieticus". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
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