|Minister of Health and Social Development|
September 2007 – May 2012
|Succeeded by||Veronika Skvortsova|
February 9, 1966 |
Mytishchi, Soviet Union
Tatiana Golikova (Russian: Татья́на Алексе́евна Го́ликова; born 9 February 1966 in Mytishchi) is a Russian economist. She graduated from Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy with a specialization in labour economics in 1987. She was the Minister for Health and Social Development of Russia in 2007-2012. In 2013, she was appointed the head of the Account Chamber of Russia.
Golikova was an economist in the State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1990 to 1992. She moved on to hold the post of Chief Economist in the State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1992 to 1995 and was then Deputy Head of State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1995 to 1998. From April to August 1998 she held the post of Head of State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry, before becoming Head of the Budget Policy Department from August 1998 to July 1999. She was deputy Finance Minister from July 1999 to 2002 and First Deputy Finance Minister from 2002 to 2004. She was a Deputy Finance Minister from 2004 to September 2007.
Golikova was appointed Minister of Health and Social Development in September 2007, at the request of Dmitry Medvedev. She had the additional responsibility of Deputy Chair of the Federal Antinarcotics Service (FSKN).
In 2012 she resigned from office.
Golikova is married to Viktor Khristenko, the current minister of Industry and Trade of Russia. They married in 2003. She has excellent mathematics skills, and has earned the nickname "Miss Budget". She has received various awards including, "For Services to the Motherland" in the 2nd Degree (2001), "For Services to the Motherland" in the 1st Degree (2004), the Order of Honour (February 2006), and the Order of Friendship (November 2006).
Golikova has been widely accused of corruption in the media, mainly in connection with her alleged connections with Pharmstandard, the producer of the heavily-hyped drug Arbidol. These allegations have given rise to the nickname "Madam Arbidol".
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