NAME: ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH KONOVALOV
BORN: 9 June, 1968 in Leningrad.
EDUCATION: *Mr Konovalov graduated with a degree in jurisprudence from St Petersburg State University in 1992. *He holds a Ph.D. (kandidat nauk) degree in law, as well as the title of senior legal councillor.
CAREER: *Mr Konovalov served in the Soviet Army from 1986-1988. *From 1992 to 2005 Konovalov worked in the Office of Public Prosecutor for St. Petersburg. *In 1992, Mr Konovalov worked as an assistant to the prosecutor of Vyborg District, St Petersburg. *From 1992-1994, he was an investigator at the Vyborg District Prosecutor’s Office, St Petersburg. *From 1994-1997, Mr Konovalov was prosecutor at the Federal Security Law Enforcement Supervision Department at the St Petersburg Prosecutor’s Office. *He was Deputy Prosecutor of Moskovsky District, St Petersburg from 1997-1998. *Mr Konovalov served as Prosecutor of the Moskovsky District St Petersburg from 1998-2001. *From 2001-2005, he was Deputy Prosecutor of St Petersburg. *In February 2005, Mr Konovalov became Prosecutor of the Republic of Bashkortostan. *He was appointed Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga District in November 2005. *On May 12th, 2008 under the new government headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Konovalov was made Minister for Justice, replacing the outgoing Vladimir Ustinov.
MISCELLANEOUS: *Born to a family of a military seaman. *Possible protégé of Anatoly Sobchak. *Mr Konovalov is a friend of Nikolai Vinnichenko, and Nikolai Vinnichenko is a friend and former classmate of… Dmitry Medvedev. *In Bashkortostan, Konovalov was in charge of handling the fallout from the police crackdown in Blagoveshchensk in December 2004. *Konovalov has the rank of senior justice adviser within the branches of the Ministry of Justice of Russia. *He is a member of the Security Council of Russia and of the Presidential Council for Implementation of the National Priority Projects and of Demographic Policy. *He is the author of two monographs and twenty articles on civil law. *He is also a candidate for the Master of Sport in Rowing.
SUBORDINATES: *The Ministry for Justice of the Russian Federation, Home Webpage (In Russian)