Oleg Govorun

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Oleg Govorun
Олег Говорун
Govorun in 2012
Minister of Regional Development
In office
21 May 2012 – 17 October 2012
Preceded byViktor Basargin
Succeeded byIgor Albin
2nd Plenipotentiary Representative in the Central Federal District
In office
6 September 2011 – 21 May 2012
Preceded byAndrey Popov (acting)
Succeeded byAlexander Beglov
Personal details
Oleg Markovich Govorun

(1969-01-15) 15 January 1969 (age 55)
Bratsk, Russia, Soviet Union
Political partyUnited Russia

Oleg Markovich Govorun (Russian: Олег Маркович Говорун, born 15 January 1969) is a Russian politician and since May 2012 the Minister of Regional Development. He has the federal state civilian service rank of 1st class Active State Councillor of the Russian Federation.[1]

In 1976–1986, he studied in school No.9 in the town of Pushkino, Moscow Oblast. Between 1987 and 1989, he did his mandatory service in the Soviet Armed Forces. In 1993, he graduated from the Moscow State Forest University majoring in "chemical engineer". As a courier and head of the department for government relations for Alfa Group in 1995, Govorun brought very large amounts of black cash (Russian: черный нал) or chorny nal from Alfa Group to the deputy mayor of Saint Petersburg Vladimir Putin when it was headed by Mikhail Fridman, Peter Aven and German Khan.[2] In March 1997, he was one of three Deputy Heads of Government Relations at Alfa-Bank.[3][4] In 2000–2004, he was Deputy Chief of Territorial Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and in 2004 to 2006 he was deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy. In November 2008, he became a member of the Supreme Council of United Russia party. On September 6, 2011, he was appointed as the representative of the Russian President in Central Federal District.[5] On 14 September 2011, he became a member of the Security Council of Russia.[6] On May 21, 2012, he was appointed to the Minister of Regional Development in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet. In April 2018, the United States imposed sanctions on him and 23 other Russian nationals.[7][8]

Govorun advises Putin on foreign policy especially issues with the United States and receives much of his input from Fridman and Aven, both of whom Putin trusts for accurate information from the networks established by Alfa Bank and Alfa Group, respectively, instead of Russian intelligence officials.[2]

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  1. ^ О присвоении классных чинов государственной гражданской службы Российской Федерации федеральным государственным гражданским служащим Администрации Президента Российской Федерации (Decree 1104) (in Russian). President of Russia. 9 October 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Компромат на Трампа: "золотой дождь" в номере Обамы и связи с ФСБ (Полный перевод досье)" [Compromising evidence on Trump: "golden rain" in Obama's room and connections with the FSB (Full translation of the dossier)]. The Insider (in Russian). 11 January 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2021. Archived at compromat.ru on 11 January 2017 as "Компромат" на избранного президента США Трампа: оргия с "золотым дождем" в номере Обамы и связи с ФСБ ("Compromising evidence" on President-elect Trump: orgy with "golden shower" in Obama's room and connections with the FSB).
  3. ^ "DEFENDANTS BEAN LLC'S AND GLENN SIMPSON'S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION" (PDF). October 27, 2020. In addition, Govorun was not "Head of Government Relations" at Alfa, but was instead a mid-level employee and one of three Deputy Heads of Government Relations.
  4. ^ "Approved Judgment". August 7, 2020. p. 44. ...Mr. Govorun was first employed by Alfa Bank on 3 March 1997, as a manager in the Department of Communications.
  5. ^ Указ «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в Центральном Федеральном округе»
  6. ^ Внесены изменения в состав Совета Безопасности
  7. ^ "Ukraine-/Russia-related Designations and Identification Update". United States Department of the Treasury. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  8. ^ "США ввели санкции против семи российских олигархов и 17 чиновников из "кремлевского списка"" [The US imposed sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs and 17 officials from the "Kremlin list"]. Meduza (in Russian). 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  9. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 29 декабря 2003 года № 1533 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации работников Администрации Президента Российской Федерации»
  10. ^ Распоряжение Президента Российской Федерации от 2 сентября 2006 года № 409-рп «О поощрении»

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