Vyacheslav Volodin

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Vyacheslav Volodin
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First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia
Assumed office
21 October 2010
Chief of Staff of the Government
Assumed office
21 October 2010
Personal details
Born Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Вячеслав Викторович Володин

(1964-02-04) 4 February 1964 (age 52)
Alekseevka, Khvalynsky District, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin (Russian: Вячеслав Викторович Володин, born February 4, 1964 in Alekseevka, Khvalynsky District, Saratov Oblast, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician and an aide to Russia's President Vladimir Putin. The former Secretary-General of United Russia has been deputy in the State Duma from 1999 until 2011. 2010 — 2012 he was Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. Since December 2011 Volodin is first deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia.[1]


In 1986 Volodin was graduated in mechanical engineering from the Faculty of organization and technology of the Saratov Institute of Mechanization of Agriculture, 1995 followed by a dregree in law from the Russian State Service Academy under the President of the Russian Federation and a Ph.D. law from the Interior Ministry's St. Petersburg Institute in 1996 (thesis: "A Russian Constituent Entity: Problems of Power, Law-making and Administration"). He worked as a lecturer and assistant professor as well.[2]

In 1990 he was elected as a member of the City Council of Saratov. Since 1992 Volodin was the Deputy of the Head of Administration of Saratov, since 1994 deputy chairman of the Saratov Regional Duma and in 1996 he was appointed to the Vice Governor of the Saratov region.[2]

In the Russian legislative election in 1999 he was a candidate of the political bloc Fatherland - All Russia. After being elected Volodin became deputy chairman of the third State Duma, and from September 2001 he was the head of the Fatherland - All Russia.[2]

In 2003 he ran for a seat in the fourth State Duma and was elected as a representative of Balakovo, Saratov region. In the fourth State Duma he was deputy chairman again and appointed first deputy head of the fraction of the ruling party United Russia which has been founded in 2001. Since 2005 he was the party's Secretary-General of its Council Presidium.[2]

In 2007, he was elected to the Russian State Duma in its fifth session. Until October 2010, he was once more Deputy of the Chairman of the Duma.

In October 21, 2010 he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister under Dmitry Medvedev. as well as — after the dismissal of Sergey Sobyanin in connection with his approval to the Mayor of MoscowChief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.

On 12 May 2014, Volodin was added to the European Union sanctions list due to his role in the 2014 Crimean crisis.[3] He is barred from entering the EU countries, and his assets in the EU have to be frozen.

Since 2009 the author of over 50 scientific publications is the Head of State management School of Moscow University.[2] Volodin has a daughter and two sons.

Volodin receiving the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" in 2006

Honours and awards (selection)[edit]

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  1. ^ Vyacheslav Volodin. themoscowtimes.com (accessed 2015-10-14)
  2. ^ a b c d e VOLODIN, Vyacheslav Viktorovich. russiaprofile.org, 2011-05-26 (accessed 2015-08-25)
  3. ^ "COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 477/2014". THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. eur-lex.europa.eu. 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Указ Президента РФ от 15 августа 1997 г. N 891 "О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации работников предприятий, учреждений и организаций Саратовской области"" (in Russian). bazazakonov.ru. 1997-04-15. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Указ Президента РФ от 14 апреля 2003 г. N 438 "О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации"" (in Russian). bazazakonov.ru. 2003-04-14. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  6. ^ "Указ Президента РФ от 20 апреля 2006 г. N 404 "О награждении орденом "За заслуги перед Отечеством" IV степени Володина В.В."" (in Russian). bazazakonov.ru. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  7. ^ Наталья Костенко, Максим Гликин, Алексей Никольский (2012-04-27). "Президент наградит орденами небывало много чиновников" (in Russian). vedomosti.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-14.