Key personnel

22nd of May 2013

LAVROV Sergey Viktorovich

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

1972 -graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Has command of English, French and Sinhalese.

Started his career in 1972 at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka.

1976-1981- worked in the Department of International Organizations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1981-1988 - First Secretary, Counselor and Senior Counselor in the Permanent Representation of the USSR at the UN.

1988-1990 - Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1990-1992 - Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of International Organizations and Global Problems.

1992-1994 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

1994-2004 - Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2004.

Has the rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Decorated with government awards.

Married, with one daughter.

Andrei Removich Belousov

Assistant to President of Russian Federation

Born in 1959.

In 1981 graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Doctor of Science, Economics.

From 1981 till 1986 — researcher, junior research fellow of the modeling man-machine system laboratory of the Central Economic Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

From 1986 till 2006 held various positions in the Institute of the Economics and Technological Forecasting of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR/Institute of the Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 2000 — 2006 — General Director of the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting.

From 2000 — Non-staff Counselor of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 2006 — 2008 — Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From 2008 till 2012 — Director of the Department of Economy and Finance of the Government of the Russian Federation.

From May 2012 till june 2013 — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Economy Ministry of Russia) is the federal executive body responsible for developing state policy and providing regulation in the sphere of analysis and forecasting of socioeconomic and business development, including medium-sized and small businesses, foreign economic activity (except for foreign trade), property relations, insolvency (bankruptcy) and financial recovery, evaluation activities, land-related transactions (except for agricultural lands), the State Register of Real Estate, state cadastral record-keeping and cadastral activity, state cadastral valuation of land, state monitoring of land (except for agricultural lands), state registration of rights to real estate, geodesy and cartography, state statistical activities, investment activities and state investment, development of interstate and federal target programs (long-term target programs), departmental target programs, development and implementation of programs for Russia’s socioeconomic development, creation and maintenance of special economic areas in the Russian Federation, management of state material reserves, placement of orders for the delivery of goods, and the performance of work and services for state and municipal purposes. 

From June 2013 - Assistant to President of Russian Federation

Mr. Igor Artemiev

Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russian Federation

Born on November 27, 1961 in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad State University, Faculty of Biology. Afterwards got his second higher education on the Faculty of Law of the St. Petersburg State University. Author of 43 articles and patents. Author of 6 budget and economy monographs. Candidate of science.

Since 1989 took an active part in the politics of Leningrad, later on St. Petersburg. Was elected as a deputy to Leningrad Council, later to Legislative Assembly.

1992 - 1994 Head of the Commission for Ecology and Communal Economy of the Leningrad Council.

1994 - 1996 Chairman of the Commission for the Municipal Economy, Chairman of the Budget Committee of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly. Area of legislative interests - municipal budget, budget process, taxation, economy policy.

1996 - 1999 Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the City Administration.

Since 1999 - Head of the Economic and Political Research Fund «EPICenter - St. Petersburg», where annually during the last 5 years have been proceeding Alternative Budget of Russian Federation. Draftsman of «Concession Agreement Statute», «United Social Tax Statute», «Derivative Financial Implements Statute», «Statute of Reductive Taxation System for Subjects of Small Entrepreneurship», cluster of Family Business Laws, Amendments to Criminal Code, Criminal Procedural Code and Civil Procedural Code of Russian Federation.

Since December 1999 - Representative of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of Russian Federation third convocation. During this convocation held a position of Vice Chairman in «YABLOKO» faction, Vice Chairman of Committee for Credit Organizations and Financial Markets.

Since 10th of March 2004 - Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russian Federation. Appointed by direction of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov at 10th of March 2004. №329-р