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Alexei Kudrin's Biography

Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin (Russian: Алексей Леонидович Кудрин) (born 12 October 1960) is a Russian political figure who served in the government of Russia as Minister of Finance from 18 May 2000 to 26 September 2011. After graduating with degrees in finance and economics, Kudrin worked in the administration of Saint Petersburg's liberal Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. In 1996 he started working in the Presidential Administration of Boris Yeltsin. He was appointed as Finance Minister on 28 May 2000 and held the post for 11 years, making him the longest-serving Finance Minister in post-Soviet Russia. In addition, he was Deputy Prime Minister in 2000–2004 and again beginning in 2007. As Finance Minister, Kudrin was widely credited with prudent fiscal management, commitment to tax and budget reform and championing the free market.

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  • Russia taps $87bn pension fund to spend more on infrastructure

      News Source: Arab News | 1 month ago
    Russia's recent decision to spend more of its fiscal reserves on infrastructure to keep the sanctions-hit economy turning marks an about-turn for President Vladimir Putin that leaves a question mark over the future funding of pensions. Hit by
  • Armenian Economy Hit by Knock-on Effects of Russia Sanctions

      News Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting | 1 month ago
    Government scales back recovery predictions for an already struggling economy. Jun 14 The difficulties that Western sanctions have created for Russia have also affected its partner Armenia, where the government admits it will fail to deliver on a
  • Why Washington must try harder to understand the Kremlin

      News Source: The Guardian | 1 month ago
    Jason Reed/Reuters All of the problems stem from a poorly chosen verb . In May 2012, Congress approved a budget for the fiscal year ending 30 September, 2013. Since 1983, the US State Department budget has included an article on the study of Eastern

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