Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev

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Vladimir Yakovlev
Владимир Яковлев
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Yakovlev in 1999
2nd Presidential Envoy to the Southern Federal District
In office
9 March 2004 – 13 September 2004
Preceded byViktor Kazantsev
Succeeded byDmitry Kozak
1st Governor of Saint Petersburg
In office
2 June 1996 – 16 June 2003
Preceded by
Succeeded byAlexander Beglov (acting)
Personal details
Born (1944-11-25) 25 November 1944 (age 76)
Olyokminsk, Russia, Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Marina Aleksandrovna
ChildrenIgor Vladimirovich Yakovlev
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Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev (Russian: Влади́мир Анато́льевич Я́ковлев, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjakəvlʲɪf]; born November 25, 1944, in Olyokminsk, Yakutia, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician, currently retired.

An ethnic Ingrian Finn through his mother, in 1996–2003, he was the Governor of Saint Petersburg.[1] In 2003–2004, prior to the Beslan school hostage crisis, he was Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District. From 13 September 2004 till 24 September 2007, he was Russia's Minister for Regional Development in Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anatoly Sobchak
Governor of Saint Petersburg
1996 - 2003
Succeeded by
Alexander Beglov
Preceded by
Viktor Kazantsev
Presidential Envoy to the Southern Federal District
March 9 – September 13, 2004
Succeeded by
Dmitry Kozak