Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 03/01/2015

Sergei Sobyanin

Sergei Sobyanin

Sergei Sobyanin (Сергей Семенович Собянин) was born on July 21, 1958, in the village of Nyaksimvol in the Tyumen region.

Education: Kostromsky Institute of Technology, 1980. Law, All-Union Institute of Law, 1989. Dissertation: "Legal Standing of the Autonomous Regions as Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation."

1975: Moved to Chelyabinsk

1980: Worked at a tube and pipe mill in Chelyabinsk and led the mill's Komsomol organization

1982-1984: Worked for the Komsomol in Chelyabinsk

1984-1988: Sent by the Komsomol to the city of Kogalym in Tyumen region's Khanty-Mansiisk district. Kogalym was one of the main centers of the Soviet oil industry. Sobyanin worked in housing services and utilities. He also served as deputy chairman of the city council and later as secretary of the city's executive community.

1988-1990: Deputy director of the organizing committee of the Khanty-Mansiisk district Communist Party branch

1990-1991: Head of the state tax inspectorate in Kogalym

1991-1993: Mayor of Kogalym

1993: First deputy of the head of the administration of Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous region

1994-2000: Speaker, Khanty-Mansiisk district legislature

1996-2000: Federation Council senator. From 1998 to 2000, he was chairman of the Committee for Constitutional Legislation, Courts and Law.

2000: First deputy of Pyotr Latyshev, the president's representative to the Urals Federal District.

2001-2005: Governor of the Tyumen region, elected with 52 percent of the vote. Tyumen’s business environment thrived under Sobyanin and continued to do so after his departure, with Tyumen ranked as one of the country’s 10 most business-friendly cities by Forbes in 2009.

2001: First governor to join the ruling United Russia party after its establishment. He has been a member of United Russia's supreme council since 2001.

2005-2008: Chief of staff to President Putin, replacing Dmitry Medvedev

2007: Headed Dmitry Medvedev's presidential campaign

2008-2010: Deputy prime minister, chief of staff to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

2009-present: Chairman of the board of Channel One television

Oct. 21, 2010: Appointed mayor of Moscow by President Medvedev, replacing Yury Luzhkov

Sobyanin has ties to some of the country’s top oil businessmen, including Vladimir Bogdanov, the billionaire head of Surgutneftegaz and a close ally of Putin. Bogdanov, whose operations are based in Surgut, is believed to have advised Sobyanin during his gubernatorial campaign.

When he is not working, Sobyanin has his favorite pastimes — in particular, hunting, a hobby that he mentioned in an interview in which he also criticized trophy hunters who chase captive or semi-captive animals bred in hunting facilities (story).

He is married and has two children.

FMS Records 8 Percent Decline in Migrant Workers Coming to Russia

The influx of migrant workers into Russia has declined by 8 percent since the ruble began sinking in value several months ago, the Federal Migration Service said Monday.

Moscow Searches for Cash to Fund New Metro Stations on Red Line

The Moscow metro's Red Line could get an extra two stations by 2017, a deputy mayor said, if City Hall can raise the money to fund the expansions amid Russia's looming recession.

Fired Moscow Metro Boss Gets Job at Railways

Ivan Besedin, who headed Moscow's subway system until he was fired in the aftermath of a deadly crash last year, will now work at the country's national railroad monopoly, Russian Railways said Wednesday.

One-Way Ticket to Dushanbe: Russia Sees Exodus of Migrant Workers (Video)

Ibragim Ishankulov stands on platform No. 1 of Moscow's Kazansky railway station, waiting for the Moscow-Dushanbe train to depart, his hands stuffed into the pockets of his faux leather jacket.

Khodorkovsky Backs Navalny's Call for 100,000-Strong Rally

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, appears to have teamed up with firebrand opposition activist Alexei Navalny to organize a massive protest in central Moscow on March 1.

Navalny's Party of Progress Ready for Fight to Take Part in Duma Elections

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny has announced his political party intends to compete in Russia's 2016 parliamentary elections and called for protests and rallies if the government tries to stop his plans.

print



Most Read

advertising
Moscow Directory