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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.

Tatyana Golikova
Татьяна Голикова
Tatyana Golikova official portrait.png
Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy
Assumed office
18 May 2018
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Chairwoman of the Account Chamber of Russia
In office
20 September 2013 – 17 May 2018
PresidentVladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded bySergei Stepashin
Succeeded byAlexei Kudrin
Minister of Health and Social Development
In office
September 2007 – May 2012
Preceded byMikhail Zurabov
Succeeded byVeronika Skvortsova (as Minister of Health)
Maxim Topilin (as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs)
Personal details
Born (1966-02-09) 9 February 1966 (age 53)
Mytishchi, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Political partyUnited Russia
Spouse(s)Viktor Khristenko
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From 2007 to 2012, she served as the Minister of Health and Social Development[1] and Chairwoman of the Account Chamber of Russia from 2013 to 2018.

She graduated from the Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy with a specialization in labour economics in 1987.

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CareerEdit

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.

MinisterEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

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).

Corruption allegationsEdit

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".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tatyana Golikova
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-06-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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