Igor Shuvalov: biography and photo of the First Deputy Prime Minister
Igor Shuvalov - famous Russian statesman. Currently holds the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. Previously, he served as Assistant to the President under Vladimir Putin, headed the Russian Federal Property Fund, was Deputy Federal Minister of State Property.
Igor Shuvalov was born in 1967 in the Magadan region. His parents came there for work. Soon they returned to the capital, he finished high school already in Moscow.
It was not possible to enter the institute in 1984, Igor Shuvalov began his working career quite early. He became a laboratory assistant at the Ekos Research Institute.
Then he passed military service in the army. After that, he finally entered the working department of Moscow State University. And soon transferred to the Faculty of Law.
He graduated from the University Shuvalov Igor Ivanovich after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He got a place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became an attache in the legal department. His responsibilities included tracking changes in international law.
Up the career ladder
Shuvalov Igor Ivanovich felt significant progress in his career ladder in 1997. He headed the department of the state registry in the federal state property management. Here he oversaw financial institutions, represented state interests on several boards of directors. For example, in companies "Sovkomflot" and "Rosgosstrakh".
And in early 1998, Igor Shuvalov was appointed deputy minister of state property.
In 2000, in the government of Mikhail Kasyanov, an official received a ministerial portfolio. He headed the government apparatus. Shuvalov Igor held the leadership of the country and after the conflict Kasyanov with Vladimir Putin, which ended with the resignation of the prime minister. Shuvalov then received the position of assistant to the president. He began to coordinate working groups on doubling GDP, reforming the army and fighting poverty.
In late 2003, he became deputy head of the presidential administration. In 2008, Shuvalov was appointed first deputy prime minister. He kept it in the government, formed in 2012.
One of the first major government projects that was personally supervised by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, this is the APEC summit held in Vladivostok in 2012.
He has been in charge of this issue since 2008, leading the organizing committee on preparations for the summit of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
In preparation for this important event, the urban infrastructure has been significantly updated. In particular, a cable-stayed bridge was built across the Bosphorus to the Russian island, as well as another bridge across the Golden Horn Bay. Far Eastern University acquired a new campus in which guests were accommodated during the summit.
At the same time, the construction of many facilities in Vladivostok was often criticized for their high cost. Igor Shuvalov, whose photo at that time began to appear on the pages of federal newspapers, stated that in Primorye they were not engaged in the creation of "Potemkin villages".All objects are real and will serve people after the end of the summit.
As a result, the event was successful. Shuvalov was even called the organizer of Putin's victories in Vladivostok.
It should be noted that all in all, 690 billion rubles was spent on preparing for the summit. Only a third of them were from the budget. Disbursement of funds amounted to 99%.
Development of the Far East
Having successfully manifested itself in Vladivostok, Igor Shuvalov, whose nationality is Russian, began to oversee a large-scale project on the socio-economic development of the entire region.
Back in 2013, the government had many questions for the work of the Ministry for the Development of the Far East. For example, the project prepared by the ministry was not agreed upon by any ministry, and the requested budget amounted to more than 5.5 trillion rubles, which greatly exceeded the real possibilities of the treasury.
As a result, the head of this department, Viktor Ishayev, was dismissed.
In April 2013, Dmitry Medvedev signed a program for the development of the Far East until 2025. It is overseen by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.
In 2009, Shuvalov was entrusted with another international event - the Universiade in Kazan, which was to be held in 2013.
About 30 new sports facilities began to be built on this sports festival in the capital of Tatarstan. Many experts noted that in 3-4 years Kazan has developed very strongly. Other cities usually took about 20 years to implement such a number of projects.
In total, 64 sports facilities prepared for the Universiade. Also done a lot for the development of urban infrastructure. Igor Shuvalov, whose nationality is Russian, has been repeatedly accused on anti-Semitic sites of hiding his Jewish origin. As a result, it works for the benefit of only this people. Some even tried to establish what the real name of Igor Shuvalov. But no more or less reliable information on this score was found.
With his work in Kazan, he proved how much can be done in a short time, not only to increase the international prestige of the state, but also to improve life in one particular republic.
By the Universiade in Kazan, they reconstructed the airport, the railway station, opened the second metro line, launched an aeroexpress, built 11 road junctions, 23 highways with a total length of 65 kilometers.
Evaluation of the works of Shuvalov
The results were highly appreciated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.He noted that all the money went exclusively to the development of the city. Kazan in a short time became a modern European city.
Igor Shuvalov himself was noted. The official’s biography was decorated with an award — the Order of Merit for the Republic of Tatarstan.
Soccer World Cup
In 2009, Shuvalov headed the organizing committee for the nomination of Russia for the World Cup. A year later, in Zurich, a presentation was held of the countries that fought for this honorable right. Shuvalov led the national delegation. The FIFA Organizing Committee voted for Russia. A month later, Shuvalov was nominated as chairman of the championship organizing committee.
An important issue on the eve of the World Cup is not only the preparation of sports facilities, but also the development of transport infrastructure.
Preparation is in full swing
Now for the World Cup are preparing 11 cities. Initially it was assumed that the holding of the world championship would require 540 billion rubles. But Shuvalov immediately stated that the amount was clearly overstated.
As a result, it was decided that only the construction of stadiums and training bases would be financed from the federal treasury. As well as the reconstruction of airports and roads connecting the stadiums and air terminals.
The remaining costs were excluded from the championship preparation program.
Ruble's exchange rate
After the "black Tuesday" in 2014, when the ruble fell sharply, Shuvalov took part in the stabilization of the national currency. The very next day after the incident, he held a meeting in a closed format with the heads of domestic state-owned companies. He directly led the working group to assess the situation on the foreign exchange market.
And already at a public meeting that occurred with representatives of the business community a few days after the collapse of the ruble exchange rate, Shuvalov urged them not to leave the proceeds received in foreign currency abroad.
Conflict of interest
At the same time, Shuvalov was repeatedly suspected of various types of abuse. For example, in 2011, the US Securities Commission published information indicating that Shuvalov acquired assets in the United States and also took suspicious loans at a rate of 40% per year.
Shortly thereafter, the popular American edition of the Financial Times reported that Shuvalov acquired Gazprom shares through an offshore company officially registered in the Bahamas.
The Deputy Prime Minister himself repeatedly denied all the accusations.According to him, he always unswervingly followed the principle of observing conflicts of interest in all matters.
In 2013, after a law was passed in Russia obliging all officials to get rid of foreign assets, Shuvalov reported that he had transferred all of his assets to Russia.
At the same time, he voiced a very exotic version of why he and his wife used foreign jurisdictions to store their savings. According to him, this was done so that in case of their death, the children could not inherit all the property. According to the Shuvalovs, most of them should have been earned by their own labor.
Failure to pay taxes
Since 2013, Shuvalov is accused of tax evasion to the budget. The first was the well-known politician Boris Nemtsov, when he was in the leadership of the Parnas party. With the help of a publicly available service posted on the website of the Federal Tax Service of Russia, Nemtsov argued that Shuvalov did not pay more than 300 thousand rubles only for transport tax.
Over time, it turned out that this service does not work without flaws. In particular, it belatedly reflects information on taxes paid. Therefore, many users paid taxes for a long time can remain in the discharge of arrears.
In general, Shuvalov is a statesman who is almost as likely to be suspected of corruption and “gray” schemes.
In 2016, the head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny, published an investigation into ten apartments in an elite Stalinist high-rise on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, which belong to the family of the vice-premier. The market value of this property exceeds half a billion rubles.
During the investigation of the Foundation, it was established that lawyer Sergey Kotlyarenko, who worked together with Shuvalov in the Federal Property Management Agency, began buying apartments in 2014. And then in the government and presidential administration. Soon, as suggested in the Fund, the apartments were to become the property of one of the companies controlled by Shuvalov. In total, experts estimated the volume of undeclared property in the capital at 1,200 square meters.
Vice Premier's Family
Olga Shuvalova, the wife of Igor Shuvalov, owns many of the statesman’s assets. The photo of the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife became popular on the Internet after another FBK investigation. In it, Alexei Navalny claimed that Olga takes her Corgi dogs to shows around the world on a private plane, Shuvalov.
With his wife Shuvalov met at Moscow State University.They studied in the same course. According to some media, it is quite a large merchant. In the sphere of her interests resale of land near the innovation center "Skolkovo".
However, she has no official business. The condition and the assets referred to are in the hands of the operational manager, who decides for himself what to do with them.
The Shuvalovs have four children - 2 sons and 2 daughters. From 2011 to 2012, the eldest of the sons by the name of Yevgeny served in the special forces in the Pacific Fleet. His part was based on the Russian island, which is so well known to his father, thanks to the construction of the bridge on the eve of the APEC summit.
Both daughters of the Shuvalovs chose a career associated with creativity. They study at the Metropolitan Academy of Choreography.
Notable information about the income of spouses in 2009. If Igor Shuvalov himself earned six and a half million rubles, his wife is about 100 times more. In addition, in their property apartments, land. At that time there was real estate in Austria and the UK.
In 2014, information appeared in the American media that the Shuvalovs had acquired the dacha of the ex-member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Mikhail Suslova, who was in the Moscow Region. To be more precise, in the Odintsovo district.The area of the estate is about 7.5 hectares. The enviable neighbors are the oligarchs Roman Abramovich and Suleiman Kerimov.
Recently, Shuvalov turned 50 years old. 9 of them he works as the first deputy chairman of the government. The main task, which he is currently engaged in, is the preparation of Russia for the World Cup. Mundial will be held in 2018. By this time all the stadiums should be completed and reconstructed, the work of the transport infrastructure has been debugged.