Vladimir Bogdanov

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Vladimir Bogdanov

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Vladimir Leonidovich Bogdanov

(1951-05-28) May 28, 1951 (age 67)
Alma materTyumen Industrial Institute
TitleHero of Labour of the Russian Federation (2016)
Vladimir Bogdanov with Vladimir Putin in 2002

Vladimir Leonidovich Bogdanov (Russian: Владимир Леонидович Богданов; born 28 May 1951)[1] is a Russian businessman and oil tycoon.

Biography and career[edit]

In 1973 he graduated from Tyumen Industrial Institute with a degree in oil and gas and since then has worked in oil industry in Tyumen Oblast, mainly in Surgutneftegas. Since 1993, he is the President of Surgutneftegas, one of the largest Russian oil companies. In 1978-1980 he occupied leading positions in Yuganskneftegaz. Since 1984 he has been the Director General of Surgutneftegaz, which became a private company in 1993. In June 2001 Forbes claimed that Bogdanov was the third wealthiest Russian with $1.6 billion. He has been a member of the Khanty–Mansi legislature since 1996.

Bogdanov was also a confidant of Sergey Sobyanin during the successful 2001 Tyumen Oblast Governor election and of Vladimir Putin during the 2004 Russian Presidential Election.

In April 2018, the United States imposed sanctions on him and 23 other Russian nationals.[2][3]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland:
    • 2nd class (28 May 2006) - for outstanding contribution to the development of fuel-energy complex and long conscientious work
    • 3rd class (5 June 2001) - for outstanding contribution to the development of oil and gas industry and many years of diligent work
    • 4th class (14 October 1997) - for services to the state, many years of hard work and great contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between nations
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour
  • Order of the Badge of Honour
  • Medal of Honour (Belarus), (14 September 2001) - for his great personal contribution to the development of economic relations between Belarus and the Russian Federation
  • Honoured Oil and Gas Industry of the Russian Federation (14 May 1993) - for services to the oil and gas industry and many years of diligent work
  • Honorary Oilman
  • Honorary Citizen of Surgut (1997), Surgut Oblast (1998), Khanty-Mansiysk (1999)


  1. ^ "Vladimir Bogdanov" (PDF). ECE. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Ukraine-/Russia-related Designations and Identification Update". United States Department of the Treasury. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ "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.

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