28 march 2012

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with Voronezh Governor Alexei Gordeyev

The meeting focused on the defence sector. In the prime minister's opinion, instead of modernising outdated defence enterprises, it is advisable in certain instances to build new ones in the Russian regions as long as the working staff of operating defence plants are retained. The meeting also addressed the issues of pay for teachers and healthcare modernisation.

Born February 28, 1955 in Frankfurt an der Oder (GDR).

1978-1980 – military service.


1978 – graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineers.

1992 – graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.


1980-1981 – Senior Construction Manager at a Moskvoretsky Repair and Construction Trust, the Moskvoretsky district, Moscow.

1981–1986 Lead specialist, Head of department, Deputy Head of the General Directorate of Logistics Support at the RSFSR Ministry of Horticulture

1986–1992 Deputy General Director of the Moskva agro-industrial enterprise

1992–1997 Head of the Department of Agriculture, Deputy Head of Administration of the Lyuberetsky District of the Moscow Region.

1997–1998 Head of the Department of the Economy at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food

1998–1999 First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food

1999 appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food

2000–2004 Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Agriculture

2004–2009 Minister of Agriculture

Since March 2009 Governor of the Voronezh Region