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

Alexander Sergeevich Misharin

Born on January 21, 1959 in Sverdlovsk in the family of a railway worker. My father was in charge of the Sverdovsk railway power section No. 10.

In 1981 he graduated from the electrotechnical faculty of the Ural Electromechanical Institute of Railway Engineers (qualification "railway engineer - electromechanic").

In 1997 he received his second (economic) higher education at the Ural State Academy of Railways. Candidate of Economic Sciences (1999), Doctor of Technical Sciences (2005).

President of the Russian Academy of Transport (1997), Honorary Professor of the Rostov State Transport University (1999).

In 1981-1989 he worked on the Sverdlovsk railway:
- an electromechanic;
- the head of the electric grid district of the Shartash power supply section;
- Chief engineer of the Ishim power supply distance.

In 1989-1991, he worked on the construction of the Yekaterinburg metro as a chief engineer of the power supply service.

In April 1991, after the subway was put into operation, he returned to the Sverdlovsk railway as the deputy head of the railway power supply service, in the same year he became the head of the service. Petr Grigorievich Korotkevich, who will later become the closest confidant of Alexander Misharin, works as Deputy Head of Sverdlovsk railway for Economics and Finance. According to unconfirmed reports, it was Pyotr Korotkevich who really "ruled" the affairs of the Sverdlovsk railway, and not the head of Sverdlovsk railway Boris Kolesnikov. At the same time, Korotkevich allegedly worked closely with one of the leaders of the OCG “Center” Vladimir Klementyev.

In 1995, Sverdlovsk railway began cooperation with Foratec, which had close ties with the German company Siemens. Subsequently, the commercial success of Foratec will directly depend on the career success of Alexander Misharin.

1996-1998 - Chief Engineer of the Sverdlovsk Railway (the second most important position after the Chief of the Railway).

On July 20, 1998, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation, responsible for the creation of a telecommunications network on Russian railways. It is believed that the reason for this appointment was the successful implementation of the project for the construction of a digital communication system on the Sverdlovsk railway with the participation of the Foratec group.

Since July 14, 2000 - First Deputy Minister.

On May 15, 2002, he was appointed head of the Sverdlovsk railway and a member of the board of the Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation. The reason for Alexander Misharin's "exile" back to his historical homeland is the resignation of the head of the Ministry of Railways Nikolai Aksenenko.

He took part in the political life of the Sverdlovsk region. In March 2004, he was one of the leaders of the list (No. 3) of United Russia at the elections to the Regional Duma of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region.

In 2004, he becomes a confidant of the presidential candidate Vladimir Putin. He was transferred from the position of the head of Sverdlovsk railway to the position of the director of the Department for Integrated Development of Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Russian Federation. The reasons for the new career takeoff are unknown.

СFrom June 2004 to March 2009 - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

In March 2009, he was appointed Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In August 2009, he was nominated by the United Russia party as one of three candidates for the post of governor of the Sverdlovsk region. On November 10, 2009, President Dmitry Medvedev submitted Misharin's candidacy to the Regional Duma for approval as governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.

On November 17, 2009, by the decision of a joint meeting of the chambers of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region, he was vested with the powers of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.

On November 23, 2009, he was sworn in as Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Major projects implemented in the region under Misharin were supported by Igor Sechin, who was one of the closest confidants of Vladimir Putin, which suggests a connection between Alexander Misharin and Igor Sechin.

In May 2012, Alexander Misharin resigned ahead of schedule. The main reasons for the resignation were the sharply deteriorating health of Misharin, who got into a serious car accident in December 2011, and conflicts between the elites in the region.

In November 2012, he was appointed First Vice President of Russian Railways and General Director of JSC High-Speed Railways (project for the construction of high-speed railways).

He is married with two children.

The first wife of Alexander Misharin was, presumably, from the family of a railway worker.

The second wife (Inna Anatolyevna Andreeva) has worked in the German company SAS (software development) since 1998, in the 2000s she became vice president of business development for SAS in the CIS countries. Retired from SAS in 2007.

One of the daughters is a co-owner of Argus-holding (woodworking industry).

Date of information update: 2014.