|Minister of Industry|
9 March 2004 – 31 January 2012
|Preceded by||Andrey Fursenko|
|Succeeded by||Denis Manturov|
|First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia|
31 May 1999 – 10 January 2000
|Prime Minister||Sergei Stepashin
|Preceded by||Mikhail Zadornov|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Putin|
28 August 1957 |
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Viktor Borisovich Khristenko (Russian: Ви́ктор Бори́сович Христе́нко; born 28 August 1957) was the Russian Minister of Industry from 9 March 2004 to 31 January 2012. From 31 May 1999 to 10 January 2000 he was First Deputy Prime Minister.
Early life and education
Kristenko graduated in 1979 from Chelyabinsk Mechanical Engineering Institute with a specialization in construction management and Economics. In 1983, he completed his Ph.D. at the Moscow Institute of Management.
At the time, The Washington Post called Kasyanov "the most powerful ally of big business remaining in the Russian government." Khristenko, 46 at the time, was promoted from deputy prime minister to acting prime minister. Putin commented that Kasyanov's ousting was not related to the results of the government's activities, which he characterized as positive, but rather was caused by a necessity to once again confirm his position, which would guide the development of the country after 14 March 2004.
Khristenko's second wife Tatyana Golikova has been the minister of health and social development since September 2007. They married in 2003.
Honours and awards
- This article incorporates information from the Russian Wikipedia.
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
- 3rd class (3 October 2007) - for his great personal contribution to the economic policy of the state and many years of fruitful activity
- 4th class (28 August 2006) - for his great personal contribution to the development of technical and economic cooperation between the states
- Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2009)
- Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation
- Diploma of the Russian Federation Government
- Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2010)
- Order of Friendship, 2nd class (Kazakhstan, 2002)
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