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Vladimir Medinskiy


Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism of State Duma of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Public Relations Association (RASO)


Vladimir Medinskiy was born on July 18, 1970 in the town of Smela, Cherkasskaya region, Ukrainian SSR. He graduated from the International Information Department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) patronized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1991-1992 he completed a probationary period in the press center of the USSR (RF) Embassy in the USA (Washington, D.C.).
In 1992 he founded “Ya Corporation” PR-agency, working as head of this company until 1998.
In the period 1998-1999 he worked in the internal revenue service as an advisor to the Director of Internal Revenue Police of the Russian Federation. Following that he became Head of the Department of Information Policy of the Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Revenue and was a 2nd grade state councilor of the Internal Revenue Service.
In the period 1999-2000 he headed the Central Election Headquarters of “Homeland - All Russia” Bloc. In 2002 – 2004 he worked as Head of the Executive Committee and the election headquarters of the Moscow City Organization of the “United Russia” party. From 2004 through to May 2005 he worked as Deputy Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of “United Russia” for Information and Analysis. He was also a member of the Presidium of “United Russia” General Council.
In 2000 – 2002 Vladimir Medinskiy served as Councilor of Georgiy Boos, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. In 2003 he was elected Deputy of the State Duma. Alongside being Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, he is also a member of the Delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in the “Russia-EU” Parliament Cooperation Committee.
In March 2006 Vladimir Medinskiy was elected President of the Russian Public Relations Association (RASO).
Since 1994, after having completed a post-graduate course, Vladimir Medinskiy has been a teacher at the Department of Journalism in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Also Doctor of Political Science, Professor.