. Last Updated: 09/17/2014

Alexei Kudrin

Alexei Kudrin

Web-site: http://akudrin.ru/

Alexei Kudrin (Алексей Леонидович Кудрин) was born on Oct. 12, 1960, in Dobele, Latvia (Soviet Union).

Education: Economics, Leningrad State University, 1983. Ph.D., economics, Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Economics.

1990: Deputy chairman of the Economic Reform Commission of the Leningrad Council's executive committee

1992-1993: Chairman of the Main Financial Directorate of St. Petersburg (later renamed the Financial Committee)

1993-1996: Deputy mayor, first deputy mayor, member of the city government and chairman of the Economic and Finance Committee of St. Petersburg

August 1996: Appointed deputy director of the presidential administration, director of the presidential administration’s control department

1997: Appointed first deputy finance minister (re-appointed in 1999)

January 1999: First deputy chairman of the board of Unified Energy System (UES)

May 2000-2004, 2007-present: Deputy prime minister

May 2000-Sept. 2011: Finance minister (re-appointed in 2004, 2007, 2008)

April 2012: Announced the creation of the Committee for Civic Initiatives, an organization to bring together professionals working in key areas — the economy, science and education — on a non-party basis and create an infrastructure to support civic initiatives.

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Russia's economy could contract 3 to 4 percent if Western nations tighten sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis to make them similar to those imposed on Iran, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said Tuesday.

Kudrin: Russian Economy Will Stagnate Over Sanctions

The Russian government will not be able to support all state companies struggling to raise funds due to Western sanctions, Russia's former finance minister says.


New EU Sanctions to Inflict Long-Term Pain

The Russian business world is braced for the EU's unfurling of a fresh round of sanctions on Friday, with analysts predicting that Russia's $2 trillion economy will be squeezed even tighter.

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Despite the West's pessimistic estimates, Russia's 140 million citizens should be capable of replacing their president with someone more competent, writes Maria Snegovaya.

Putin Needs Kudrin's Help in Ukraine Crisis

As President Vladimir Putin contemplates the unraveling of his international stature over the Ukraine debacle and gropes around for a "no retreat, no surrender" exit, he may find his menu of choices reduced to two options: the disastrous and the cynical.

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