12 Facts About Natalya Timakova


Natalya Aleksandrovna Timakova is a Russian journalist.


Natalya Timakova has the federal state civilian service rank of 1st class Active State Councillor of the Russian Federation.


Natalya Timakova graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at Moscow State University in 1998.


Natalya Timakova began working as a journalist in 1995 whilst studying at Moscow State, where she was a political journalist for Moskovsky Komsomolets.


In 1996, Natalya Timakova was part of the Presidential pool of journalists and she covered the election campaign of first Russian President Boris Yeltsin for the 1996 presidential election.


In 1997, Natalya Timakova was a reporter and then senior political correspondent at Kommersant, and worked for the publishing house until 1999.


In 1999, Natalya Timakova was appointed as Deputy Head of the Government Information Department of the Russian government, until she was appointed in 2000 as the Deputy Head of the Presidential Press and Information Office, and from 2001 as First Deputy Head of the same office.


On 13 May 2008, Natalya Timakova was appointed by new President Dmitry Medvedev to the post of Press Secretary to the Russian President.


Natalya Timakova was a core member of Medvedev's presidential administration, and she was deemed by the Agency for Political and Economic Communications in 2011 to be the 44th most powerful figure, and to be the third most powerful female, in Russian politics, after Tatyana Golikova and Elvira Nabiullina.


In November 2021, Natalya Timakova was on the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.


Natalya Timakova is married to businessman Alexander Budberg, who is the chairman of the executive committee of the Bolshoi Ballet's board of trustees.


In 2000, Natalya Timakova co-wrote First Person: Conversations With Vladimir Putin with Andrey Kolesnikov and Nataliya Gevorkyan.