In 2007, Mr. Butashin became a member of the Presidium and Executive Secretary of the All-Russian Municipal Service Council.
In 2005, he became Chair of the Advanced Technology Center Coordination Council, Aide to Pro-Rector of the then Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, participated in the development of the concept of establishment and development of the System for Professional Training and Supporting of Municipal Authorities and coordinated relevant activities.
In 1994, Mr. Butashin became a member of the Board, Director of the Department of Commercial Banks of ONEXIM Bank and MFK, Vice-President for Corporate Finance of the Irkutsk Industrial Aeronautic Association (FTK managing company).
From 1993 to 1994, he studied in France at AIE Business School and in Denmark at Dansk Management Center majoring in Management Development.
In 1993, he finished the MBA program of the then Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation cum laude.
In 1988, Mr. Butashin started his studies at the then MGIMO, the University of the USSR majoring in International Economic Affairs.