Born May 4, 1963, in Moscow. Completed school with distinction.
1980-1984 – student at the Plekhanov Institute of the National
Economy, Moscow. Specialised in a planned economy, qualification
– economist. Graduated with distinction.
1984-1985 – postgraduate student at the Institute of Economy
of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1985-1986 –military service.
1987-1988 – continued postgraduate studies. In 1989 defended
thesis on the Effectiveness of Investments in Renewing the Fixed
Assets of Industrial Enterprises. Issued with “Candidate of Economic
1988-1990 - researcher at the Institute of Economy of the USSR
Academy of Sciences.
1989-1990 – expert in Planning and Budget Commission of the USSR
1990 – member of the State Commission for Economic Reform of
the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR. One of the drafters of
“500 days” Programme.
1991–1993 – leading researcher, member of the Council of the
Center for Economic and Political Research (EPIcenter); participated
in the Center’s projects “Consent for a Chance” (Harvard, USA,
1991) and “Nizhny Novgorod” (1992).
28.12.1993-03.12.97 – Deputy of the State Duma of the first and
second convocations. Head of the Committee for Budget, Taxes,
Banks and Finances.
November 1997 – May 1999 – Minister of Finance of the Russian
From December 3, 1997 resigned as Deputy and left Yabloko.
May 25, 1999 –First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
May 28, 1999 dismissed from post of First Deputy Prime Minister.
May – October 1999 – Special Representative of the President
of the Russian Federation in relations with international monetary
October –December 1999 – Special Counsellor of the President
of the Saving Bank of the Russian Federation.
On December 19, 1999, elected Deputy of the State Duma of the
third convocation at the 201 University election district, Moscow.
Received 64,179 votes (20.16%). Member of Yabloko Faction. Member
of the Committee for the Budget and Taxes of the State Duma. Head
of the Sub-Committee for Monetary Policy.
Married, has a daughter born in 1983.
Proficient in English.