Yakovlev Veniamin


Adviser to the President
Born in 1932 in the town of Petukhovo in Kurgan Region.
In 1953 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Law Institute.
1953–1956: Lecturer and Director of a Law School in Yakutsk.
1956–1960: Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
1960–1987: Senior Lecturer, Dean, Department Head and Pro-rector at the Sverdlovsk Law Institute.
He holds a doctorate in law and the title of professor. He is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and has written works on the theory of law, civil law and justice.
1987–1989: Director of the National Research Institute for Soviet Legislation in Moscow.
1989–1990: Minister of Justice of the USSR.
In 1991 he was Chairman of the USSR Supreme Arbitration Court.
1991–1992: State Adviser on Legal Policy and Chief of the USSR Presidential Apparatus’ Legal Service.
1992–2005: Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
Since February 2005: Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation.