Olga Golodets


The Moscow Times - - RUSSIAN TALES -

The only woman among nine deputy prime min­is­ters, Olga Golodets, 54, is in charge of Rus­sia’s health­care, ed­u­ca­tion, and so­cial sec­tor. Ac­cord­ing to the Kom­m­er­sant news­pa­per, col­leagues de­scriber her as a “ruth­less, strong leader...ca­pa­ble of man­ag­ing pretty much any­thing.”

Un­like other ca­reer politi­cians, Golodets comes from the busi­ness sec­tor, hav­ing worked in man­age­ment in var­i­ous com­pa­nies be­long­ing to oli­garch Mikhail Prokhorov. Her ca­reer as a state of­fi­cial be­gan in Moscow city gov­ern­ment in 2010, where mayor Sergei Sobyanin was first ap­pointed as his deputy for health­care and ed­u­ca­tion. Golodets was one of the rich­est women in Sobyanin’s team, ac­cord­ing to the in­come state­ments pub­lished in 2011. Her to­tal in­come in 2010 amounted to 57 mil­lion rou­bles ($977,000 dol­lars).

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