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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.

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