Vyacheslav Volodin

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Vyacheslav Volodin
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First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia
Assumed office
21 October 2010
Chief of Staff of the Government
Assumed office
21 October 2010
Personal details
Born Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Вячеслав Викторович Володин

(1964-02-04) 4 February 1964 (age 51)
Alekseevka, Khvalynsky District, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin (born February 4, 1964) is a Russian politician, currently the first deputy chief of staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia. Vyacheslav Volodin was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Government Chief of Staff[1][2]

He was member of the State Duma of the third (1999–2003), fourth (2003–2007) and the fifth sessions (2007–2011).

Between February 2, 2007 and October 21, 2010, he was the Deputy of the Chairman of the Russian State Duma in the fifth session. In addition he was the Secretary of the Presidium of the General Council of the ruling party United Russia.

On October 21, 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy of the Prime Minister and the Chief of Staff of the Russian Federation. On December 27, 2011 he was appointed First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.


Volodin was born at Alekseevka, Khvalynsky District, in the Saratov Oblast. In 1986 he was graduated from the Faculty of organization and technology of the Saratov Institute of Mechanization of Agriculture, and today the Russian State Service Academy under the President of the Russian Federation.[3]

From 1986, he became Lecturer of the same academy.[3]

In 1990 he was elected as a member of the City Council of Saratov.

Since 1992 he was the Deputy of the Head of Administration of Saratov. Since 1994 - deputy chairman of the Saratov Regional Duma. In 1996, he was appointed to the Vice Governor of the Saratov region.[3]

In 1999, he was elected to the third State Duma from the political bloc "Fatherland - All Russia" and Became to deputy director, and from September 2001 he was the Head of the "Fatherland - All Russia" party.[3]

In the parliamentary elections of 2003 he was elected to the fourth State Duma. In the Duma he was the deputy chairman, first deputy head of the fraction "United Russia". Since 2005 he was the Secretary-General of the Council Presidium of the party "United Russia".[3]

In 2007, he was elected again to fith the State Duma.

Since 2009 he is the Head of State management School of Moscow University.[3] He is the author of over 50 scientific publications.

In October 21, 2010 he was appointed as Deputy of the Prime Minister - as part of his rule as a Chief of Staff of the Russian Government after the dismissal of the former Chief of Staff, Sergey Sobyanin in connection with its approval to the Mayor of Moscow.

On 12 May, Volodin was added to the European Union sanctions list due to his role in the 2014 Crimean crisis.[4] He is barred from entering the EU countries, and his assets in the EU have to be frozen.


  1. ^ Biography in Vedomosti journal
  2. ^ The biography in The Moscow Times
  3. ^ a b c d e f Biography in russian
  4. ^ "EUR-Lex - JOL_2014_137_R_0002 - EN". EUR-Lex. 2014-05-12. 

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