Born on January 4, 1967 in Bilibino, Magadan Region.
Graduated from the Law Department of Moscow Lomonosov State University with a degree in Jurisprudence (1993).
1984-1985: laboratory assistant at the Ekos Research Institute.
1985-1987: served in the USSR Armed Forces.
1993: an attaché at the Legal Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
1993-1995: senior legal adviser at ALM Consulting; 1995: director of ALM Law Office.
1997: appointed Head of the Department of State Register of Federal Property at the State Committee of the Russian Federation for State Property Management.
1998: appointed Deputy Minister of State Property of Russia.
1998-2000: Chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund.
May 18, 2000: appointed Chief of the Government Staff in the rank of Minister.
June 2003: appointed an Aide to the Russian President.
October 2003: Deputy Chief of the President's Executive Office.
March 2004: an Aide to the Russian President.
January 2005: Russian Sherpa in the G8.
May 12, 2008: First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.
May 21, 2012: Reappointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.
Married, with two sons and two daughters.