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The history of the formation of the political and economic elite in the Sverdlovsk region

Valery Petrovich Chichkanov

Born on July 25, 1937 in the village of Otradnovo, Verkhotursky District, Sverdlovsk Region.

Graduated from the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute (1959) and the Ural State University (1965).

From 1959 to 1961 - foreman, shift supervisor of the Central Mining Administration of the Soyuzasbest trust (Asbest).

From 1961 to 1967 - junior, senior researcher at the Research Institute of Mining Engineering.

From 1967 to 1969 - post-graduate student of the Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy (Sverdlovsk).

From 1969 to 1977 - assistant, senior lecturer, dean and head of the department of the Institute of National Economy (Sverdlovsk).

From 1977 to 1979 - Deputy Director for Science of the Institute of Economics of the Ufa Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Sverdlovsk).

From 1979 to 1986 — Director of the Institute of Economic Research of the Far Eastern Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Khabarovsk).

From 1986 to 1990 — Director of the Institute of Economics, Deputy Chairman of the Ural Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Sverdlovsk).

From 1990 to 1991 - Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR (Deputy Prime Minister). Supervised the country's economy, investments, foreign economic relations.

From 1991 to 1993 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations of the Russian Federation.

From 1993 to 1998 - Deputy General Director, Advisor to the General Director of the World Trade Center (formerly Sovintsentr).

Since 1998 - President of the United Lawyers Group (Moscow), which was created by lawyers of the former multi-profile cooperative Scientific and Engineering Center (Sverdlovsk).

From 1998 to 2000 - First Deputy Head of the Federal Agency of the Russian Federation for State Reserves (Rosrezerv).

In 2000 - a member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.

From 2000 to 2008 - Vice-Rector for Research at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.

From 2006 to 2014 - Advisor to the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

From 2010 to 2013 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of VNII Zarubezhgeologiya.

From 2011 to 2013 - Member of the Board of Directors of the Publishing House "Prosveshchenie".

As of 2018, Valery Chichkanov was an advisor to the rector of RANEPA (Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration).

In 2018, the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, Evgeny Kuyvashev , awarded Valery Chichkanov with a badge "For Services to the Sverdlovsk Region" III degree.

Based on the available data, it can be assumed that Valery Chichkanov was one of the main characters in the group “near the scientific bureaucracy”, the organizational core of which was the authorities of the Kirovsky district of Sverdlovsk, who oversaw the Ural branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Ural Polytechnic Institute. This group at the turn of the 1980s - 1990s served as the backbone of the formation of the Yekaterinburg administration and was closely associated with the leaders of the OCG "Center".

The main commercial organizations created by this group of persons in the late 1980s in the Sverdlovsk region were:
- Youth Enterprise "KENPO";
- Soviet-British joint venture "Ural";
- Research and Technology Center "Foratec".

In Moscow, this group of persons, presumably, took part in the creation of AFK Sistema.

MP KENPO and AFK Sistema were distinguished by close ties with the Khabarovsk Territory, which was probably due to the assistance of Valery Chichkanov, who from 1979 to 1986 worked in Khabarovsk as director of the Economic Research Institute of the Far Eastern Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Valery Chichkanov is married.

His son Anton Chichkanov was one of the founders of the Stromag Enterprise LLP (Pervouralsk) together with the leaders of the Center OCG Nikolai Shirokov and Georgy Arkhipov.

Date of information update: 2018.