By decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexander Aleksandrovich Avdeev, who until recently was a State Duma deputy from Kaluga Region (United Russia faction), was appointed Acting Governor of Vladimir Region. The president spoke with him via video link before his appointment.
Insiders said a few days ago that it would be Avdeev who would take the governor’s chair which was left empty by Sipyagin, and they drew attention to Avdeev’s military record. The website for the Kaluga chapter of the party published his biography:
He was born on August 12, 1975 (that is, he is now 46 years old). In 1998 he graduated from the Kaluga branch of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University as a mechanical engineer. In 1999 in the same university he received the diploma of “Economist-Manager”. In 1995 along with his studies he worked as a technologist at Kaluga Turbine Works. In 1996, he started an internship at Sberbank, where he worked for three years. Then he joined the State Fund for Small Business Support as an analyst-financier. From 2001 to 2006 worked as a financial analyst, and then the head of financial-analytical department of the company “Elikor Group”. During the same years he completed the President’s management training program.
In 2007 he was appointed Deputy Mayor of Kaluga – Head of the Department of Economy and Property Relations. In March 2010 took the chair of deputy head of the Obninsk administration for economic development. In May of the same year he became acting head of the Obninsk administration, and in June – head of the Obninsk administration.
From September 2015 to September 2016, he worked as deputy governor of Kaluga Oblast, and then he was elected deputy of the State Duma of the seventh convocation from the Kaluga single-mandate constituency.
From 2010 to 2015 he was the secretary of the local political council of the United Russia party.
Marital status – married, with a son and daughter. Engaged in soccer, basketball, swimming – says the website of the regional branch of the “United Russia” about the marital status and hobbies of Avdeev. Meanwhile, the Wikipedia page describes the hobbies of the newly appointed acting governor more generously:
“Prefers outdoor activities. He likes soccer, basketball, swimming, windsurfing, winter and summer fishing. As a young man he was a metalhead. Favourite bands: Metallica, Nirvana, Scorpions, Megadeth, Aria, Kino, Mashina Vremeni, Kalinov Most. Favourite books: “Lord of the Rings” and “Atlas Shrugged”. She likes travelling. Prefers to eat fish”.
It should be noted that by the end of last year the Vladimir region was in the top five outsider regions in terms of the level of trust in the governor. In the first eight months of 2021 this situation is not better, but even the opposite.