Russian Politics, & Personalities

Natural Resources Minister

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BORN: 1 March, 1956 in Perm.

EDUCATION: *Mr. Trutnev holds a degree in Mining Engineering from Perm State Polytechnic University (1978).

CAREER: *During his studies, Mr. Trutnev worked in the enterprises Polaznaneft and Komineft as an assistant driller and an operator for oil and gas production.  *Mr Trutnev worked as an engineer and a junior research fellow at the PermNIPIneft from 1978 until 1981.  *From 1981 through 1988 he worked at the Perm municipal as well as oblast Komsomol committee and oblast sport committee.  *In 1988 he formed and headed a recreational association called “Kontact.”  *Since 1990, Trutnev was a Director General of an enterprise “EKS LIMITED”; since 1996 he is president of a joint stock company “E.K.S. International,” which united the enterprises of the group “EKS”.  *In 1994, Trutnev was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Taxation of the regional Legislative Assembly as well as a deputy of the Perm municipal Duma.  *In December 1996, he won the elections for the position of Chief of Perm city at the first round.  61.42% of Perm residents who came to the polls voted for Yuri Trutnev.  *In December 2000, Trutnev won the gubernatorial elections in the Perm oblast at the first round.  51.48% of Perm residents voted for him.  *Trutnev was appointed Minister of Natural Resources on 9 March, 2004.

MISCELLANEOUS: *Mr Trutnev’s family are all oil industry workers.  *Yuri Trutnev is married, and has two sons. 

SUBORDINATES: *The Natural Resources Ministry is responsible for oil/gas fields, copper, gold, and subsoil.

Written by Nina Jobe

September 3, 2009 at 7:09 PM

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