Vladimir Kozhin - Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on military-technical cooperation: biography, personal life and sports activities
The well-known Russian politician and public figure Vladimir Kozhin during his career reached considerable heights. Many corruption scandals are associated with this name. The personal life of the official is also not devoid of intrigue. Biographies of Vladimir Kozhin, this article is devoted to his family and career.
Childhood and youth
Chelyabinsk Vladimir Kozhin hails from the small town of Troitsk. He was born on the twenty-eighth of February 1959 in a simple working-class family. Vladimir's parents were builders. Kozhin's ancestor was dispossessed during general collectivization and exiled to Siberia.
When the boy was four years old, as a result of an accident at a construction site, his father died. It was difficult for the mother to cope with the misbehaving son.Vladimir Kozhin did not obey her: the mother was not an authority for the boy. He missed school, disappeared all day on the street. In desperation, the poor woman even asked not to take her son into the Komsomol organization. Nobody prophesied a great future for him.
Nevertheless, the boy grew up and grew wiser. His actions were becoming more deliberate, his attitude to the world changed.
After graduating from high school in his hometown, in 1976 an ambitious guy went to conquer St. Petersburg. He managed to enter the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (LETI). Vladimir Kozhin, as a visiting student, lived in a dormitory and learned all his charms. It was difficult for him to study, since the atmosphere of the hostel did not contribute to sitting above the notes. Students lived together and walked a lot. As Vladimir Igorevich Kozhin admitted in one of the interviews, quite non-poor people lived in the hostel, the doors did not close, but there were no cases of theft or robbery in his memory. In the dormitory, the guy became independent: he learned how to cook and serve himself.
Vladimir Kozhin was not the best student, but he was active in social activities. Vladimir was a member of the student dormitory council, worked part time in the editorial office of the student newspaper, played and sang with a guitar, and regularly went to a part-time job as a part of student groups.
In 1982, Vladimir Igorevich Kozhin graduated from the institute and became a certified engineer.
After receiving the diploma, the young specialist was sent to work in the Petrograd district Komsomol committee, where he worked until 1986 as an instructor. But the penetrative and socially active young man quickly moved up the career ladder and soon took up the post of department head.
In 1986, Vladimir Kozhin changed jobs. He became an engineer of NPO Azimut in the city of Leningrad. At the defense enterprise he quickly rose to the chief specialist. To become the head of the department, despite the special attitude of the management towards him, Vladimir failed.
At that time, he studied at the AVT Higher Commercial School and was happy to accept an internship offer in the Federal Republic of Germany. From 1989 to 1990 Vladimir Kozhin lived and actively worked in Germany.
Returning to the USSR, Vladimir Igorevich initiated the creation of a department of foreign economic relations at NGOs.
And in 1991, he became the head of a large Russian-Polish enterprise Azimut International Ltd.
It was at this time that Vladimir Kozhin met with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.The future president of the Russian Federation at that time was the chairman of the St. Petersburg Mayor's Committee on Foreign Relations (FAC). The newly established company Azimut International Kozhin registered there.
Career Kozhin rapidly developed.
In 1993, he was appointed general director of the Association of Joint Ventures of St. Petersburg.
And since October 1994, thanks to the support of Putin, Vladimir Igorevich occupied a rather high post of head of the North-West Regional Center of FSVEK.
In 1999, the future presidential aide became a graduate of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. In the same year, his friend V. Putin was appointed to the post of prime minister of Russia. One of the first appointments of the newly elected prime minister was to transfer Kozhin to the capital. Here he was prepared for the position of director of the Federal Service for Economic and Social Development of the Russian Federation, which he held until January 2000.
From official to advisers
After the resignation of President Yeltsin, Putin was appointed acting. He immediately appointed Vladimir Kozhin a new head of the Presidential affairs department.
In 2000, Vladimir Igorevich also became the head of the Council of Governors of the CIS countries.Under his leadership, the Council has become a separate management body, which reports directly to the President.
In this position, Vladimir Kozhin launched a stormy activity. He developed and actively implemented a restructuring plan for this unit. He reoriented the activities of the Council to a commercial orientation, stating that any property should pay off.
At the initiative of Kozhin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation conducted an inventory of Russia's foreign ownership. And by the end of 2001, experts estimated the condition of the unit controlled by Vladimir Igorevich at 27% of all Russian property abroad.
On May 12, 2014, by presidential decree, Vladimir Igorevich was appointed Assistant to the President of Russia on military-technical cooperation.
It is worth noting that it was not a secret for anyone that Vladimir’s long-term acquaintance with the president. As soon as Putin transferred Kozhin to Moscow, they started talking on the sidelines that Vladimir Vladimirovich was preparing a higher position for his protégé.
Vladimir Kozhin has always been interested in the sports field. Vladimir Igorevich himself loves alpine skiing.By the way, he is often measured by skill with President Putin.
He is also not indifferent to basketball, and in his free time he likes to play tennis. The presidential aide understood that huge amounts of money were spinning in sports, and he felt the strength to reorganize the industry.
In September 2004, he was appointed head of the Council of Presidents of the Winter Sports Association.
A year later, Kozhin became the first vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee.
In 2007, he was offered a position on the Supervisory Board of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
Vladimir Igorevich Kozhin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the All-Russian Physical Culture and Sports Society Dynamo.
For his professional activities, a close friend of President Putin has been awarded numerous orders and medals. Among them, the Order of Nevsky and two orders for services to the fatherland.
In addition, Kozhin closely communicates with the Patriarch and is closely associated with the church. The Russian Orthodox Church, led by Patriarch Kirill, awarded the presidential aide four orders: two orders of S. Radonezh (first and second degree), the award of S. Sarovsky and the order of Prince Danil of the third degree.
The name of Vladimir Kozhin was repeatedly discussed by the press in the light of corruption scandals. Putin’s close friend, according to some reports, is implicated in a number of illegal financial turnover schemes.
One of the most acute scandals was associated with the purchase of land in a prestigious area near the capital. According to the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the real cost of one hundred square meters of land in this territory cost Vladimir Kozhin at least $ 50,000.
In addition, the policy is attributed to the connection with the Federation Fund, which is suspected of illegally withdrawing funds from the budget.
The presidential aide was also repeatedly accused of patronizing raiders, including the shopping center Tverskoy Passage.
On June 13, 2018, the statement of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin about the resignation of Vladimir Igorevich Kozhin appeared in the media.
What was the reason for this is not known for sure. Journalists assume that the President has become aware of Kozhin’s illegal activities, and he decided to remove him from managing matters of state importance.
Vladimir Kozhin does not cover his personal life.However, his affair and the departure from the family were not spared by the press.
Vladimir Kozhin's first wife, Alla, worked as a dental technician. Then she learned to be a psychologist and became interested in painting.
In this union, Vladimir Kozhin had a son.
Being married to Alla, when preparing one of the events, Vladimir Kozhin saw a photo of his future beloved Olesya. Brisk young blonde immediately won the heart of a famous politician.
In 2013, at the presentation of the Dior collection in the center of Moscow, Boris Kozhin appeared in the company of a beautiful girl. And it was clearly not his wife Alla. The couple did not immediately attract the attention of journalists. However, following President Putin’s statement about his divorce from his wife, Vladimir Kozhin also announced that he was leaving the family.
The 24-year-old model, the lead singer of the Mobile Blondes group, Olesya Boslovyak, became a new politician. Despite the difference in age, the gallant gentleman managed to conquer the heart of a young beauty.
It is worth noting that Olesya is not only perfectly coordinated in appearance. The girl receives a third degree. She is a certified journalist, an economist, and will soon receive a philologist diploma.
Olesya's creative career is associated with participation in the Mobile Blondes pop group. She also starred in several films and television shows.
Wedding Olesya Boslovyak and Vladimir Kozhin
In June 2014, a solemn marriage ceremony for Olesya and Vladimir was held at the Arkhangelskoe estate. The wedding was attended by many honored guests, including Dmitry Medvedev.
Photos of the young bride immediately circled the Internet. The network also appeared footage in which Medvedev was captured next to Nikolai Baskov. But who became the bridegroom of this beautiful blonde, the press did not immediately recognize. Today, Olesya and Vladimir are happy spouses and parents of a beautiful girl. Each of them is successful in their profession and is not going to stop there.
At all social events Kozhin appear together and create the impression of an absolutely happy couple.