Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev

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Yakovlev in 2000

Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev (Russian: Влади́мир Анато́льевич Я́ковлев; IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ɐnɐˈtolʲɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjakəvlʲɪf]; born November 25, 1944, in Olyokminsk, Yakutia, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician, currently retired.

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. On September 13, 2004, - September 24, 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