Alexey Ulyukaev

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Valentinovich and the family name is Ulyukaev.
Alexey Ulyukaev
Алексе́й Улюкаев
Minister of Economic Development
In office
24 June 2013  15 November 2016
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Andrey Belousov
Succeeded by Maxim Oreshkin
Personal details
Born Alexey Valentinovich Ulyukaev
(1956-03-23) 23 March 1956
Soviet Union, now Russia
Alma mater Moscow State University

Alexey Valentinovich Ulyukaev (Russian: Алексе́й Валенти́нович Улюкаев; born 23 March 1956, Moscow) is a Russian politician, scientist, and economist. Between 24 June 2013 and 15 November 2016, he held the office of Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation[1] in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet. From 2004 to 2013, he held the post of Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia. He holds a Doctorate of Economic Sciences.

Arrest and investigation

The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that Ulyukaev had been detained in November 2016 due to allegations that he received a $2 million bribe for an assessment that led to the Kremlin-controlled oil company Rosneft's acquisition of a 50% stake in Bashneft.[2] This followed an apparent string operation following months of surveillance.[3] On the same day, Vladimir Putin dismissed him from the ministerial position.[4]


  1. "Alexey Ulyukayev appointed Minister of Economic Development". Оfficial site of the President of Russia. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  2. Reiter, Svetlana; Soldatkin, Vladimir (15 November 2016). "Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over bribe". Reuters.
  3. "Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe". BBC News. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  4. "Улюкаев уволен с должности министра экономического развития РФ в связи с утратой доверия" (in Russian). Business Online. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
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