Aleksandr Konovalov (politician, born 1968)

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Konovalov (in Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Конова́лов, born 9 June 1968) is a Russian lawyer and politician. From May 2008 to January 2020, he served as the Minister of Justice.

Aleksandr Konovalov
Александр Коновалов
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Plenipotentiary Representative in the Constitutional Court of Russia
Assumed office
31 January 2020
Preceded byMikhail Krotov
Minister of Justice
In office
12 May 2008 – 15 January 2020
Acting: 15 January 2020 – 21 January 2020
Preceded byVladimir Ustinov
Succeeded byKonstantin Chuychenko
Plenipotentiary Representative in the Volga Federal District
In office
14 November 2005 – 12 May 2008
Preceded bySergey Kiriyenko
Succeeded byGrigory Rapota
Prosecutor of the Republic of Bashkortostan
In office
29 February 2005 – 14 November 2005
Preceded byMikhail Zelepukin (acting)
Succeeded bySergey Khurtin
Personal details
Born (1968-09-06) 6 September 1968 (age 52)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Political partyUnited Russia
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University

Early life and educationEdit

Konovalov was born 9 June 1968 in Leningrad.[1] In 1992, he graduated from the law department of Saint Petersburg State University.[2]


From 1992 to 2005 Konovalov served in Saint Petersburg prosecutor's office.

From February to November 2005 he was the chief prosecutor of Bashkortostan.

Between 14 November 2005 and May 2008, he had been President Vladimir Putin's plenipotentiary envoy to the Volga Federal District. In May 2008 he was appointed the minister of justice.[3][4]

On 15 January 2020, he resigned as part of the cabinet, after President Vladimir Putin delivered the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution.[5]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Konovalov, Alexander Vladimirovich". Russia Profile. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Йнмнбюкнб, Юкейяюмдп". Lenta. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  3. ^ " | Владимир Путин объявил состав нового кабинета министров". Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  4. ^ "Russia's Ministry of Justice Moves to Ban Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia | JW.ORG Legal News". JW.ORG. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  5. ^ Carroll, Oliver (January 15, 2020). "Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vladimir Ustinov
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Konstantin Chuychenko