Andrey Yuryevich Vorobyov

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Аndrey Vorobyov
Андрей Воробьёв
Губернатор Московской области11.JPG
Governor of Moscow Oblast
Assumed office
8 November 2012
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Sergey Shoygu
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma
In office
11 December 2011 – 8 November 2012
Preceded by Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Vladimir Vasilyev
Chairman of United Russia in State Duma
In office
19 December 2011 – 10 November 2012
Succeeded by Vladimir Vasilyev
Head of Central Executive Committee of United Russia
In office
23 April 2005 – 11 February 2012
Succeeded by Dmitry Travkin
Personal details
Born Andrey Yurievich Vorobyov
(1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 52)
Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
Political party United Russia (2003–present)
Other political
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Before 1991)
Independent (1991–2004)
Children 4 Children
Alma mater The Khetagurov South Ossetian University
Academy of Foreign Trade
Higher School of Economics
Religion Russian Orthodoxy

Аndrey Yuryevich Vorobyov (Russian: Андре́й Ю́рьевич Воробьёв; IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej ˈjʉrʲɪvʲɪtɕ vərɐˈbjɵf], born April 14, 1970 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia) is governor of Moscow Oblast, former head of the United Russia faction and one of the vice presidents of the State Duma.



Andrey Vorobyov was born on April 14, 1970 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. His father is Yuriy Vorobyov, a founder of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, a close ally of Sergei Shoigu. His younger brother Maxim is a businessman. Andrey Vorobyov is married and has two children.


In 1995, Andrey Vorobyov graduated from the North Ossetian K.L. Khetagurov State University, in 1998 the Russian Foreign Trade Academy. In 2006, he received his MBA degree in political and business communications at the Higher School of Economics. In 2005, he defended his thesis in economics at the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of Russia.[1]

Military service

In 1988-1989, he served in the Dzerzhinsky division, participated in operations in Baku (Azerbaijan), Yerevan (Armenia), Kokand and Ferghana (Uzbekistan).


In 1991-1998, he was engaged in organization and development of his own business. In 1998, he founded the Russian Sea company and directed the construction of the fish-processing plant in the Moscow region.

Political career

Since 2000, he has been on civil service. He was an assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister Shoigu.

In 2002-2003, he represented the Republic of Adygea in the Federation Council.

From 2000, he was a founder and president of the Interregional Public Fund for Support of the majority Party „United Russia“.

In 2003, he was elected a Deputy of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. From 2005 to 2012, he directed the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the „United Russia“ party. In 2007, he was elected Deputy of the State Duma.

In 2011, he was reelected Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. On February 11, 2012, he reported that he left his post. According to him, he resigned from the party post to concentrate on his work in the Duma.

After the appointment of Shoygu as Minister of Defence on November 8, 2012 Vorobyov was named by President Vladimir Putin as new acting governor of Moscow oblast. He will hold his post until the next governors’ elections in September 2013.[2] He became a candidate for the office of Moscow Oblast's Governor in Gubernatorial Election, which will be held in September 2013.


  • Honors Order of Honour (2010)
  • First Class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland (2007)
  • Glory of Adygea Medal (2007)

External links

  • Personalia on the homepage of "United Russia " party (Russian)
  • Biography of Andrey Vorobyov in „Lentapedia“ (Russian)
  • Biography on info page "" (Russian)


  1. Vorobyov's dissertation which describes "the development of investment potential in a depressing region" as South Russia has been edited in Moscow, 2004.
  2. Putin appoints Andrei Vorobyov acting governor of Moscow Region, November 8, 2012