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Igor Artemiev is head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation since 10 March 2004. He is a biologist, lawyer and candidate of legal sciences (PhD).
In 1983, he graduated from Leningrad State University specialising in biology, and in 1998 he graduated from Saint Petersburg State University specialising in Law. He holds a candidate degree in legal sciences. In 1990, Mr Artemiev was elected as a deputy of the Leningrad Council and the chairman of the Commission for Environment and the City’s Economy.
Since 1995 he has been chairman of the Commission for the City’s Economy, chairman of the Budget’s Committee at the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg.
In 1996, he was appointed as the vice-governor and the chairman of the Finances Committee of the Administration of Saint-Petersburg.
In December 1999, he became a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the third convocation, the deputy chairman of the faction ‘YABLOKO’, the deputy chairman of the Committee for Credit Organizations and Financial Markets.
He focuses one competition law, legislation on advertising, control over foreign investments, state and municipal procurement and procurement by state companies. He was awarded the Order for Service of the Fatherland of the 4th grade, merited Economist of the Russian Federation.
He is the author of 43 academic articles and inventions, and seven monographs on budgetary and economic issues. He is the chief editor of the book Russian Competition Law and legal commentary to the Federal Law ‘On Competition Protection’.
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