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Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin (Дмитрий Олегович Рогозин) was born on Dec. 21, 1963, in Moscow. His father was a prominent military historian.

Education: Journalism, Moscow State University, 1986. Economics, 1988. Ph.D., philosophy, 1996.

1986-1990: Worked for the Committee on Youth Organizations of the Soviet Union

1990-1993: President of the Association of Young Political Leaders

March 1993: Co-founded the Congress of Russian Communities (KRO), a nationalist movement, led by General Alexander Lebed

1995: Failed Duma run on the KRO list

1997: Elected to the State Duma as a deputy from Voronezh (re-elected 1999, 2003). Served as chairman of the International Affairs Committee.

2002-2004: Presidential envoy in charge of relations between the European Union and Kaliningrad

2003-2006: Chairman of the nationalist, Kremlin-backed Rodina party. The party won about 9 percent of the popular vote in 2003 State Duma elections, collecting 37 of the body's 450 seats. Rogozin stepped down in 2006 when Rodina merged with the Party of Life and the Pensioners' Party to form A Just Russia. Rogozin had had a falling out with the Kremlin after attending anti-Kremlin rallies with opposition figures, and he accused the Kremlin of forcing him out.

November 2006-present: Chairman of the revived Congress of Russian Communities. He has also led the Movement Against Illegal Immigration.

May 2007: Co-founded the Great Russia party, which was denied registration twice

January 2008-April 2012: NATO envoy, replacing General Konstantin Totsky. Prior to his appointment, Rogozin had accused the Western military alliance of carrying out the "aggressive interests of the United States." On being named NATO envoy, he called on Russians to work with the government to return the country to superpower status. As envoy, he heavily criticized U.S.-led plans for a missile shield as well as the idea of former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia joining the Western military alliance.

April 2009: Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary

February 2011: Appointed special representative on anti-missile defense. Charged with leading negotiations with NATO on this issue.

March 21, 2012: appointed special representative of the president on Transdnestr

December 23, 2011-present: Appointed deputy prime minister in charge of the military-industrial complex. Reappointed in May 2012 as deputy prime minister in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet; areas of responsibility include the armed forces, the defense industry, arms technology development, and the atomic industry.

Ex-Construction Boss Arrested for Pilfering Millions at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome

The former head of a company involved in building the vast new Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East has been arrested and charged with embezzling 1.8 billion rubles ($43 million) from the project, news agency Interfax reported Thursday, citing the Investigative Committee.

France Denies Mistral Delivery to Russia in November

France on Thursday contradicted reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery of the first of two controversial Mistral warships on Nov. 14.

Russia Says Mistral Warship Delivery Set for Nov. 14

Russia has received an invitation to take delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers from France on Nov. 14, news agency RIA Novosti quoted Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin as saying Wednesday.

Russia's Naval Expansion Crowds Out Civilian Shipbuilding

A surge in military spending is squeezing the share of civilian projects at Russian shipyards, forcing Russian energy majors to invest in their own shipbuilding facilities to power their ambitious Arctic expansion plans.

Space Station Wins Prize for Work Toward International Cooperation

The International Space Station, co-managed by the U.S. and Russia, was awarded Germany's Peace of Westphalia Prize on Saturday for facilitating cooperation between the once-bitter adversaries.

Russian, Syrian Officials Meet Amid Growing Consensus on Islamic State

At Thursday evening's high-level meeting in Russia's resort town of Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin meet Syrian Finance Minister Ismail Ismail.


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