Leonid Reiman

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Leonid Dododzhonovich Reiman (Russian: Леонид Дододжонович Рейман; born July 12, 1957 in Leningrad) is a Russian businessman and government official, former Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation. Leonid Reiman has been numerously rated most influential person in Russian telecom business with personal wealth over $1 bln., according to Finance magazine.


Leonid Reiman speaking at a conference

Founder of RIO-Center, now Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR), Russian liberal think tank chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev.


On July 25, 2000, Leonid Reiman issued the order No 130 "Concerning the introduction of technical means ensuring investigative activity (SORM) in phone, mobile, wireless communication and radio paging networks" stating that the FSB was no longer required to provide telecommunications and Internet companies documentation on targets of interest prior to accessing information. ([3], full text of the order in Russian: [4])

In 2004 the British businessman Anthony Georgiou claimed in a court affidavit lodged in a British Virgin Islands court that in 1992 Reiman had received a bribe of about a million US dollars from him. [5] [6]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
    • 3rd class (12 July 2007) - for outstanding contribution to the development of modern information technologies and the creation of the domestic telecommunications network
    • 4th class (12 July 2005) - for great contribution to the development of the telecommunications industry of the country and many years of fruitful work
  • Honoured Worker of Russian telecommunications
  • RF Government Prize in Education and Science and Technology
  • Winner of the annual international prize "Person of the Year" (2005)
  • Winner of the highest legal prize "Themis" (2003)


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