Shchegolev Igor


Aide to the President
Born on November 10, 1965, in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
1988 – graduated from the Translation Department of the Moscow Maurice Thorez State Institute of Foreign Languages, and then from the German Department of Leipzig University.
1988–1993 – editor of the European Department at the TASS/ITAR-TASS news agency.
1993–1997 – ITAR-TASS correspondent in Paris.
After returning to Russia – editor-in-chief of the European Department at ITAR-TASS and deputy director of the ITAR-TASS news service.
1998 – Deputy Head of the Government Information Directorate of the Russian Government Office.
1998 – Press Secretary to the Russian Prime Minister, and then Head of the Government Information Directorate.
May 1999 – Advisor to the Russian Prime Minister.
January 2000 – Head of the Presidential Press Service.
January 2002 – Head of the Presidential Protocol.
May 12, 2008 – appointed Telecommunications and Mass Communications Minister of the Russian Federation.
Since May 21, 2012 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
Fluent in English, German and French.