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Anatoly Serdyukov


Anatoly Serdyukov


Anatoly Serdyukov (Анатолий Эдуардович Сердюков) was born Jan. 8, 1962, in the Kholm Abin district of the Krasnodar region.

Education: Leningrad Soviet Trade Institute (LIST; now the St. Petersburg Economics and Trade Institute), 1984. Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University, 2001.

1984-1985: Served in the Soviet armed forces

1985-1993: Worked for the LenMebelTorg furniture company in St. Petersburg

1993-2000: Worked for the Mebel-Market (Furniture Market) company. He served as the company's general director from 1995-2000.

2000: Joined the St. Petersburg branch of the Tax Ministry (named director in 2001)

2003-2004: Head of the St. Petersburg branch of the Tax Ministry (reorganized into the Federal Tax Service in July 2004)

2004-2007: Head of the Federal Tax Service

2007-present: Defense minister, reappointed to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet in May 2012

Serdyukov is First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov's son-in-law.

He has two daughters, one each from his first and second marriages.

Russia's Ex-Defense Minister Serdyukov Again Faces Investigation – Izvestia

Russia's former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, ousted amid a 2012 corruption scandal then pardoned by President Vladimir Putin last year, is again facing an investigation over a dubious property deal, the Izvestia newspaper reported Wednesday, citing an assistant to the district's military prosecutor.

Ex-Defense Minister Gets 40 Phones Back From Investigators in Corruption Case

Investigators have returned to former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov 40 phones previously confiscated from him during a high-profile corruption investigation, a news report said Monday.

Russia Fails to Make Headway in Global Corruption Ranking

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The sunken Mistral deal reveals a great deal about the new direction Russia has taken, and shows that the country has reverted back to Soviet military strategy, writes columnist Alexander Golts.

Russia Ups Defense Spending Despite Slowdown

Despite the growing pressures on the Russian economy, defense spending is up on previous years, as Putin's close associates continue to plunder state coffers, writes columnist Alexander Golts.

What Russians Really Think About NATO

The average Russian has many negative feelings toward NATO, but fear is not one of them, writes columnist Pyotr Romanov.


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