Degree in Economics, Leningrad State Univ.; 1985, Candidate's degree, Postgrad. School, Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences, USSR. 1990, Vice-Chairman, Cttee for Economic Reform, Leningrad City Council; Cttee for Management of Leningrad Free Enterprise Zone; 1991-92, Vice-Chairman, Cttee for Economic Development; 1992-93, Chairman, St Petersburg Main Finance Office, City Admin.; 1993-96, Deputy Mayor; First Deputy Mayor; Member of City Government; Chairman, Economic and Finance Cttee, City Admin.; 1996, Deputy Director, Presidential Admin.; Director, Presidential Admin.'s Control Department; 1997, First Deputy Finance Minister; 1999, First Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, RAO UES; First Deputy Finance Minister; 2000, Vice-Chairman of the Government and Finance Minister; 2004, Finance Minister; 2007-11, Vice-Chairman of the Government and Finance Minister. Currently, Dean, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St Petersburg State Univ. Author of over 30 scientific works in economics and finance. Recipient: Order for Distinguished Service to the Fatherland.