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Lev Kuznetsov

Lev Kuznetsov

Minister of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus Affairs


Lev Kuznetsov was born on April 24, 1965 in Moscow.

In 1990 he graduated from the State Finance Academy with a degree in Economics.

During 1983-1985 Lev Kuznetsov did his military service in the Military Forces of the Russian Federation.

After graduation he started working as economist for All-Soviet Union Association of State and Bank Credits and after that for commercial entities.

Since 1994 he served as Head of the Lending Division of Commercial Innovation Bank “Alfa-Bank”, then he worked for AKB “International Financial Company”  as Adviser to the Chairman of the 

Board and Deputy Head of the Customer Relationship Department.

Since 1996 for 5 years Lev Kuznetsov served in MMC Norilsk Nickel as Head of the Supervision and Audit Department, Director for Supervision and Audit Activity, Deputy Director General, First 

Deputy Director General of Norilsky Kombinat. 

In February 2001 he was offered a post of the Deputy Governor of Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous District and Chairman of the Committee on Public Property Management of the District Administration, which he had been occupying till October 2002.

Since October 2002 Lev Kuznetsov served as First Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsky Krai.

From June to November 2003 he carried out the duties of Mayor of Norilsk.

During November 2003 – June 2007 served as First Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsky Krai.

Since June 2007 he was Adviser to the Governor of Krasnoyarsky Krai on economic issues.

During 2008 – February 2010 Lev Kuznetsov was Director General Kolmar LLC.

On February 17, 2010 he assumed the office of the Governor of Krasnoyarsky Krai.

On November 27, 2010 he became a member of the Presidium of Political Council of the regional division of the Party United Russia.

On May 12, 2014 President Vladimir Putin signed the decree About the preterm termination of powers of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, by which he relieved Lev Kuznetsov from his duty. The same day Lev Kuznetsov was appointed Minister for North Caucasus Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Lev Kuznetsov is married, he has 6 children.