Anatoly Artamonov

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Anatoly Dmitriyevich Artamonov
Анатолий Дмитриевич Артамонов
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4th Governor of Kaluga Oblast
Assumed office
12 November 2000
Preceded byValery Sudarenkov
Personal details
Born (1952-05-05) 5 May 1952 (age 67)
Krasnoye, Khvastovichsky District, Kaluga Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Political partyUnited Russia
Spouse(s)Zoya losifovna Artamonova

Anatoly Dmitriyevich Artamonov (Russian: Анато́лий Дми́триевич Артамо́нов; born 1952, in Krasnoye, Kaluga Oblast, USSR) is the governor of Kaluga Oblast in the European part of Russia. In November, 1996, Artamonov was elected vice-governor of the Kaluga region. On November 12, 2000 he was elected governor of the Kaluga region with 56.72% of the vote; and re-elected on March 14, 2004 with 66.86% of the vote. On July 21, 2005, President Vladimir Putin nominated Artamonov to retain his position; the nomination was confirmed by the Kaluga duma on July 26. In 2002, Artamonov was named governor of the year by the Russian Biographical Institute.[1]

Artamonov has been praised for managing to promote Kaluga Oblast as a destination for foreign investors, leading to the establishment of an automotive cluster in the region,[2][3] and for creating a pro-business environment.[4] Because of this, he managed to reorient the local economy away from Soviet-era military industries and promoted infrastructure spending on projects like the reconstruction of Kaluga Airport.[5]

He is reportedly an admirer of former Singaporean president Lee Kuan Yew.[6] In 2013 Artamonov was found guilty of defamation by a Krasnoyarsk Krai court for calling Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska "a crook".[7]


  1. ^ RAP Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Russian automotive: Kaluga creates cluster template". FT. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Q&A: How to Make Foreign Business Love Russia". Moscow Times. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Putin's Next Move in Russia: Observations from the 8th Annual Valdai International Discussion Club | Brookings Institution". Brookings. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Bright spark". The Economist. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  6. ^ "The Curse of Lee Kuan Yew". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Russian mogul Oleg Deripaska wins 1-ruble defamation suit against governor". RAPSI. Retrieved 8 April 2017.

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