Konstantin Chuychenko

Konstantin Anatolyevich Chuychenko (Russian: Константи́н Анато́льевич Чу́йченко; born 12 July 1965) is a Russian politician, businessman, and lawyer who served as the Minister of Justice since 21 January 2020. Previously, he was Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Chief of Staff of the Government from 2018 to 2020.

Konstantin Chuychenko
Константи́н Чу́йченко
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Chuychenko in 2021
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
21 January 2020
Prime MinisterMikhail Mishustin
Preceded byAleksandr Konovalov
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia – Chief of Staff of the Government
In office
18 May 2018 – 15 January 2020
Acting: 15 January 2020 – 21 January 2020
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Preceded bySergey Prikhodko
Succeeded byDmitry Grigorenko
Head of the Control Department in the Russian Presidential Administration
In office
13 May 2008 – 18 May 2018
Personal details
Born (1965-07-12) 12 July 1965 (age 55)
Lipetsk, Lipetsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Political partyIndependent


Born in Lipetsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union,[1] Chuychenko graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1987 as a fellow student of Dmitry Medvedev.[2]

From 1989 to 1992, Chuychenko served in the KGB.[3] In March 2001, he became the Chief of the Legal Department of Gazprom[2] and since April 2002 he has been a member of the management committee of Gazprom.[4] From 17 January 2003 to July 2004, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gazprom Media holding. Since March 2003, he has been a member of the board of directors of the TNT TV network. He is also a member of the board of directors of Gazprom Media,[5] NTV and a shareholder of Gazprom. Since July 2004, he has been an executive director of RosUkrEnergo representing Gazprombank.[3] Since 23 December 2005, he has been a member of the board of directors of Sibneft (now Gazprom Neft).[6]

On 15 January 2020, he resigned as part of the cabinet, after President Vladimir Putin delivered the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly.[7] On 21 January, he was appointed Minister of Justice in new Cabinet.


  1. ^ "Konstantin Chuychenko". Government of Russia. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Medvedev names key advisers and most are Putin men". Reuters. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "The Anointed One:Tracking the Rise of Putin's Crown Prince". Der Spiegel. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Konstantin Chuychenko – Kremlin profile". Retrieved 5 February 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Ukraine agrees to buy gas from Russia at US $321 for thousand cu m". UNIAN. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Sibneft Shareholders Choose New President, Board of Directors". Gazprom Neft. 23 December 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Carroll, Oliver (15 January 2020). "Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Aleksandr Konovalov
Minister of Justice