Vladimir Yakunin Politician

Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin (Russian: Владимир Иванович Якунин; born June 30, 1948 in Melenki, Vladimir Oblast) is a Russian official, president of the state-run Russian Railways company. Yakunin is a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin and is considered to be one of the members of his inner circle. Yakunin's father was a pilot of the USSR Border Troops of the KGB. As a child Yakunin lived in Estonia, Pärnu. In 1972 Yakunin graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute where he studied aircraft construction. In 1972-1975 he worked in the State Institute for Applied Chemistry in Leningrad. After completing his military service (1975-1977), he worked in the State Committee for International Trade of the Sovmin (Council of Ministers) until 1982. In 1982-1985 he was one of the heads of the Foreign Relations Department in the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute. Between 1985 and 1991, Yakunin was part of the Soviet diplomatic mission to the United Nations, since 1988, as the Mission's First Secretary. According to some sources, during this term, he worked as an officer of the First Chief Directorate of the KGB (foreign intelligence).

Personal details

Date of birth
June 30th, 1948


1. Baltic State Technical University Colleges/University

Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh" D.F.Ustinov (Russian: Балтийский государственный технический университет "Военмех" им. Д.Ф.Устинова; abbreviated BGTU) is a major Russian military technical university situated in Saint Petersburg. Previously it was known as the Leningrad Mechanical Institute (Russian: Ленинградский механический институт) and Military Mechanical Institute (Russian: Военно-механический институт).

1st Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 1, 190005 - Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg
Official web page www.voenmeh.ru
Wikipedia article

People attended Baltic State Technical University connected by profession and/or age

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Company Founded Positions
Russian Railways
Official site


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