Tatiana Alexeyevna Golikova (Russian: Татьяна Алексеевна Голикова; born 9 February 1966) is a Russian politician and economist serving as the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia for Social Policy, Labour, Health and Pension Provision since 2018.
|Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy|
|Assumed office |
18 May 2018
|Prime Minister||Dmitry Medvedev|
|Chairwoman of the Account Chamber of Russia|
20 September 2013 – 17 May 2018
|Preceded by||Sergei Stepashin|
|Succeeded by||Alexei Kudrin|
|Minister of Health and Social Development|
September 2007 – May 2012
|Preceded by||Mikhail Zurabov|
|Succeeded by||Veronika Skvortsova (as Minister of Health)|
Maxim Topilin (as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs)
|Born||9 February 1966|
Mytishchi, Soviet Union
|Political party||United Russia|
Golikova was an economist in the State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1990 to 1992. She moved on to hold the post of Chief Economist in the State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1992 to 1995 and was then Deputy Head of State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry from 1995 to 1998. From April to August 1998 she held the post of Head of State Budget Department at the Finance Ministry, before becoming Head of the Budget Policy Department from August 1998 to July 1999. She was deputy Finance Minister from July 1999 to 2002 and First Deputy Finance Minister from 2002 to 2004. She was a Deputy Finance Minister from 2004 to September 2007.
Golikova was appointed Minister of Health and Social Development in September 2007, at the request of Dmitry Medvedev. She had the additional responsibility of Deputy Chair of the Federal Antinarcotics Service (FSKN).
In 2012 she resigned from office.
Golikova is married to Viktor Khristenko, the former Minister of Industry and Trade. They married in 2003. She has earned the nickname "Miss Budget". She has received various awards including, "For Services to the Motherland" in the 2nd Degree (2001), "For Services to the Motherland" in the 1st Degree (2004), the Order of Honour (February 2006), and the Order of Friendship (November 2006).
Golikova has been widely accused of corruption by several Russian media, mainly for her alleged connections to the Pharmstandard, which is producer of the heavily-hyped drug Arbidol. After these allegations she was nicknamed "Madam Arbidol".
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