18 Facts About Anatoliy Serdyukov


Anatoly Eduardovich Anatoliy Serdyukov is a Russian politician and businessman.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov was Russia's Minister of Defense from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012, and made several major reforms of the Russian military.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov has worked as an Industrial Director for Rostec, a state corporation, since October 2015.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov's career started to develop very successfully after the election of Vladimir Putin as Russian President in 2000.

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In 2001, Anatoliy Serdyukov graduated from the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University.

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From 2000 to 2001, Anatoliy Serdyukov served as deputy chief of the Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Tax Ministry of Russia.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov often resorted to personnel rotation and appointment of former federal tax officials to the regional tax service departments in the federal subjects of Russia.

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On 14 September 2007, Anatoliy Serdyukov offered his resignation to the president over family relations with Viktor Zubkov, but this resignation was not accepted.

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However before Putin responded, Baluyevsky did support publicly the resignation of Anatoliy Serdyukov and stated that "the next defence minister could be a woman".

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In office, Anatoliy Serdyukov chose not to get involved in the daily administration of troops and operational-strategic planning, leaving these matters to the professionals.

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Apparently bringing this under control was the first and most important reason why Anatoliy Serdyukov was considered and appointed as Minister of Defence.

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In 2010, Anatoliy Serdyukov launched a $430 billion military reform to be achieved over the next 15 years in order to fully re-equip Russian conventional forces.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov was demanding drastic cuts in Russia's officer corps.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov called for mergers of Military academies, sharp cuts in the number of military bases, and reductions in rear support and noncombat units.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov's actions gave him a positive image in the eyes of the Russian public.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov's defenestration was connected to the corruption case surrounding defence ministry official Yevgeniya Vasilyeva.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov's duties include supervising of all the company's aviation-related activities from helicopter-building to airplane engines.

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Anatoliy Serdyukov is married to a daughter of Viktor Zubkov, the 10th Prime Minister of Russia and previous chairman of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia.

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