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Vladimir Medinsky

Vladimir Medinsky

Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Rostislavovich Medinsky (born July 10, 1970) is a Russian political figure, publicist, professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and writer, who since May 2012 acts as the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.

He is an ethnic Ukrainian, member of the Writers Union of Russia (Ñîþç ïèñàòåëåé Ðîññèè), and member of the General Council of the United Russia party. Previously he was the head of the Committee for Cultural Affairs in the State Duma, in 2011.


  • 1987-1992 - Member of Komsomol and student in the International Journalism Faculty in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
  • 1993-1994 - graduated in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.


  • 1991-1992 - trainee in the Press Service of the Embassy of the USSR, and then Russia, in the United States, in Washington D.C..
  • 1992-1998 - Chairman of the Advertising agency called "Ya-Corporation".
  • 1998-1999 - adviser to the Director of the Federal Tax Police Service of the Russian Federation, and later become as Chairman of Department for Informational Policy in the Ministry of Tax and Revenue.
  • 1999-2000 - Chairman of the Directorate of Central Election Commission Headquarters for Fatherland - All Russia Block, than a member of Unity Party.
  • 2000-2002 - Adviser to the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, Georgiy Boos
  • 2002-2004 - Head of the Executive Committee of Moscow Organization of United Russia, Head of the Political campaign staff of "United Russia", in Moscow.
  • 2003 - elected as member of 4th session of the State Duma.
  • 2004-2005 - Deputy Chief of Central Executive Committee of "United Russia" for Information and Analysis.
  • 2006-2008 - President of the Russian Association of Social Communications.
  • 2007 - elected as member of 5th session of the State Duma, from regional group of the United Russia from Lipetsk Oblast. Worked as Coordinator from State Duma with the Parliament of South Korea.
  • 2010-2012 - Member of the Presidential Commission to counter the attempts to falsify history to the detriment of Russia's interest.
  • November 2011 - Head of the Committee for Culture in the State Duma.
  • May 2012 - appointed as Minister of Culture in the New Cabinet.

Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

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