Biography of Alexander Zhukov

Alexander Dmitrievich Zhukov - First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, Head of the Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation and the IOC Coordination Commission on the organization of the Games-2022, a member of the Supreme Council of "United Russia".
Alexander Dmitrievich ZhukovAlexander Dmitrievich Zhukov
Previously, he held positions such as a parliamentarian of several convocations, the deputy head of the Russian government, and the chairman of the collegial management body of Russian Railways.

Childhood and family of Alexander Zhukov

The future politician was born on June 1, 1956 in the capital of the RSFSR. His father, a hereditary nobleman, was a famous writer, translator and literary critic, author of the books “Insights. Russia on Calvary "," Russian SS men in battle "," Avvakum "," Dreams of Shulgin "and others.
Alexander Zhukov as a child studied physics and mathematics in depthAlexander Zhukov as a child studied physics and mathematics in depth
Shortly after the birth of his son, his parents parted - his grandmother and grandfather raised the boy, who was a military man, taught his grandson to discipline and already at the age of 4 taught to play chess. Sasha attended an elite school with an in-depth study of mathematics and physics, went to classes at the Central Chess Club, practiced figure skating, played hockey and football.
After school, the young man entered the economics department of Moscow State University, where he studied the basics of mathematical modeling and analysis methods in economics at the department of economic cybernetics. He devoted his free time to chess, to the game of preference and football, along with his one-year-old Peter Aven.
Alexander Zhukov loves chess since childhoodAlexander Zhukov loves chess since childhood
In those years, there were many bright guys around him - Yaroslav Kuzminov, who later founded the Higher School of Economics, Alexey Ulyukayev, who became the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the future chairman of the Council of Ministers, Yegor Gaidar, the head of VTB, Andrei Kostin.

Career Alexander Zhukov

After graduating from university in 1978, the young specialist began work at the Research Institute for System Research. From 1980 to 1991, Alexander Dmitrievich worked at the Ministry of Finance, supervising the trade and construction of large industrial facilities abroad. In 1986, he became involved in politics - became a people's choice from the Bauman District Council.
In 1986, Alexander Zhukov decided to go into politicsIn 1986, Alexander Zhukov decided to go into politics
After the collapse of the USSR, Alexander Zhukov became the vice-president of Avtotraktoroexport, which was engaged in the export of KamAZ and tractors.In 1991, he graduated from the International School of Business at Harvard and became a certified specialist in the field of customs, tax legal systems and currency legislation.
In 1993, Zhukov became a deputy of the State Duma. Then he passed to the highest legislative body of the subsequent convocations, joined the United Russia, and later was incorporated into its High Council. In addition, Alexander Dmitrievich held a number of responsible positions - he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Sberbank, the Agency for Restructuring Credit Institutions, was a member of the Banking Council of the Central Bank and the Economic Council of the Russian Government.
Alexander Zhukov became deputy prime ministerAlexander Zhukov became deputy prime minister
In 2004, in the government under the authority of Mikhail Fradkov, with whom they had been friends with families since the 1990s, Zhukov took the post of deputy prime minister. For 12 months he led the commission for organizing administrative reform, and also headed the collective management body of Russian Railways.

The personal life of Alexander Zhukov

Alexander Dmitrievich married in 1979. With his wife, Ekaterina Vladimirovna, at that time, also a student at Moscow State University, received two years later, he met at a rest house, on vacation after a regular winter session.
Alexander Zhukov and his wifeAlexander Zhukov and his wife
In 1982 they had a son, Peter. He graduated from the Higher School of Economics, became a lawyer, defended his thesis, worked in banking institutions, investment companies, lived in the United States and in England. In 2006, Pyotr Zhukov turned out to be involved in a trial that lasted more than a year. He was accused of causing serious bodily harm to a resident of London. It was reported that a young man under the influence of alcohol quarreled with a neighbor of his Russian-speaking comrade, broke his jaw and a couple of ribs.
Peter is the son of Alexander ZhukovPeter is the son of Alexander Zhukov
Initially, it was not officially recognized that the participant in the incident was the son of the vice-premier of Russia, but it was emphasized that Peter Zhukov being discussed was the official’s namesake. But for a long time to conceal the truth failed. The young man was sentenced to a year and two months of imprisonment and a fine of 7.5 thousand pounds sterling. After an early release from prison, he returned to Moscow and took not a public, but a prestigious and highly paid position in one of the large metropolitan firms, so as not to discredit the father’s reputation anymore.
The wife of Alexander Zhukov is a business woman. She co-founded several commercial companies (Rekupmed, Studio Image, Scientific and editorial technologies 21st century) and was the owner of Raduga-P ​​firms"Art-K" and shares in the large communication agency "Paradigm". She was also listed as an employee of the First Independent Rating Agency founded by her son and his friends, among whose partners were the Federal Tax Service and the Ministry of Economic Development.

Alexander Zhukov today

The official, known for his love of sports, especially chess, for many years oversaw the issues of supporting sports events. Apart from the fact that from 2003 to 2009 he headed the Russian Chess Federation, Zhukov successfully led the activities of the organizing committee on the issue of nomination as a possible venue for the 2014 Olympics in the city of Sochi. Since 2010, Alexander Dmitrievich - President of the National Olympic Committee. In 2013, he was elected a member of the relevant International Organization, created on the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin and called upon to revive the Olympic movement.
Alexander Zhukov at the opening of the Spartak stadium
In 2011, he was again elected a parliamentarian to the highest legislative body of power in Russia, became the first deputy chairman of the State Duma, head of the United Russia faction, and was included in a number of Committees.
Alexander Zhukov - President of the Olympic CommitteeAlexander Zhukov - President of the Olympic Committee
His field of activity included the management of many organizations. Among them are: the Council on the implementation of high-speed railway projects in the Russian Federation, the Board of Trustees of VGIK, the Bolshoi Theater, the Foundation for Social and Economic Support for Cinematography. Zhukov is busy working in the commission for the return of the church to religious buildings, in the scientific and editorial board of the Great Russian Encyclopedia, the full edition of all 35 volumes of which is scheduled for 2017.
Alexander Zhukov on the participation of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics
Summing up the results of the 2016 Olympic Games, the “commander-in-chief” of the Olympics noted that the performance of the Russian team can be considered successful, especially in connection with the current socio-political situation. What was meant was the announcement of the commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA about the existence in the Russian Federation of the state doping system and the IOC recommendations to remove the country's national team from participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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