Russian Politics, & Personalities

Deputy Prime Minister 7

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BORN: 6 March, 1965 in Sri Lanka

EDUCATION: *Mr Khlopoinin graduated from Moscow Finance Institute in 1989 with a master’s degree in economics.

CAREER: *Mr Khloponin served in the Soviet Army from 1983-1985.  *Upon graduation, he served as head of the Government Loans Department at USSR’s Vneshekonombank. *From 1992 to 1996, Mr Khloponin held various posts at the International Finance Company in Moscow. *In June 1996, he was elected President and CEO of Norilsk Nickel. *Khloponin was elected Governor of the Taimyr district in 2001. *On 17 October 2002, he replaced Alexander Lebed as Governor of Krasnoyarsk. *Appointed Deputy Prime Minister, and President’s Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District on 19 January 2010.

MISCELLANEOUS: *Married to Natalia Khloponina; they have one daughter. *Father was a translator for the Soviet Trade Mission to Sri Lanka. *Has a reputation as an “effective manager”. *2002 Person of the Year by Expert magazine. *Member, National Projects Council. *Member, President’s Council on Developing Local Self-Government. *Member, Russian Commission for UNESCO. * Achieved rank of Colonel in Russian Military in 2006. *Received Order of Honour (1998), and Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Fourth Class (2008). *Advocated the merger of Taimyr, and Krasnoyarsk. *”Petite”. *Tied to Prokhorov.  *Hobbies include football, tennis, chess, and riding his motorcycle.  *Earned 30.6 million roubles in 2002, 133.3 million in 2006, 635 million in 2008, and 68 million in 2009.  *Between the two of them, the Khloponins claimed ~25,528 sq feet of property, including a ~8805 house in Italy.  *Owns a Mercedes Benz S600, Maserati Quattroporte, and a BMW K 1200LT motorcycle.  *His wife, Natalia, claimed a Jaguar Daimler, and a Bentley Arnage R in 2008.  *Promotes an economic solution to the problems in the North Caucasus. *Subordinated to both the President, and the Prime Minister.

SUBORDINATES: *Responsible for President’s policy to the North Caucasus Federal District.

Written by Nina Jobe

August 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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