The head of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov: the youngest Governor in the country

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria Artyukhov. Archival photoThe head of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov: the youngest Governor in the country© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district on September 9, a majority of voters chose the 30-year-old Dmitry Artyukhov, thus, the youngest head of the subject of the Russian Federation got rid of the prefix «acting».

Dmitry Artyukhov was born on 17 February 1988. Childhood and early school years spent in Novy Urengoy, where at that time his father, future Vice-speaker of the Tyumen regional Duma Andrey Artukhov, led a local branch of Tyumen state oil and gas University.

Professional career of Dmitry Artyukhov began in 2006 when he began working at West Siberian commercial Bank. The year before he entered the Tyumen state University, graduating with honors with a bachelor’s degree in «Economics» in 4 years and continued training in a magistracy of the University.

With time to think

Beginning his political career Artyukhova can be considered a return in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug after completed bachelor degree in 2010. At the age of 22 years he was among the employees of the office of the Governor Dmitry Kobylkin, becoming the first assistant of its first Deputy, and after a year the assistant to the head of the region.

In this position, among other things, he worked on issues related to economy and investment. It is not surprising that in 2016 Kobylkin was appointed as his Deputy Artyukhova, which aims to monitor these areas in the government of the Yamal Peninsula.

Local political analyst Kirill Istomin in an interview with RIA Novosti described the young Manager as an effective facilitator of the economy. According to him, Kobylkin repeatedly mentioned the merits Artyukhova in the run key of the Yamal projects of the Northern latitudinal, concessions for the modernization of the Novy Urengoy airport, concluded with the company of Viktor Vekselberg.

In addition, several months prior to his appointment to the post of acting Governor Artyukhov initiated the development of the strategy for socio-economic development of the region until 2030. The document, as he said, will be formed, together with the deputies of the legislative Assembly of YANAO.

The confidence of the President

At the end of may 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed 30-summer Dmitry Artyukhov acting Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district. The youngest current head of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation thanked the President for the rendered high trust and pledged «to lead the region forward.»

Following the working meeting between Putin and Artyukhova was held three months later, on August 21. Among the projects they discussed was scheduled for winter start of construction of the railway of the Northern latitudinal, the cost of which is estimated at more than 230 billion rubles.

Within SSH for concessions will be constructed more than 350 kilometres of railway track, bridges over the river Ob and Nadym. The project implementation is of strategic importance for the Arctic, will connect a large field, as well as settlements that have a positive impact on the development of the region. The former Governor of Yamal Dmitry Kobylkin called the driving force of the Northern latitudinal is the support of the project by Putin.

Young is not a flaw

A characteristic feature of the new head of Yamal considered his age. However, back in may, when it became known about appointment Artyukhova acting head of the region, a number of large politicians of the Ural Federal district recognized that youth Governor should be considered in conjunction with the experience that he has accumulated at former positions in the district government.

«This is the case when young is not a flaw. There is a base, and the experience will come through practice,» commented RIA Novosti «increasing» Artyukhova, the first Deputy Chairman of the legislative Assembly YANAO Victor Kazarin. He emphasized that Artyukhov knows the Yamal Peninsula, has a complex vision of the situation in the area, despite his young age, shows no non-constructive ambitions, does not ignore the opinions of professional experts and well versed in the complex issues.

Deputy Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Urals Federal district Boris Kirillov, in turn, said that age will not prevent Artuhova to lead Autonomous Okrug, because it was a serious school, which gave him the previous Governor.

The head of the Arctic region in an interview with RIA Novosti noted that the age passes quickly, but added: this aspect is of particular attention among the public due to which more people outside of Yamal can find out how to live Autonomous Okrug. «Age is a secondary thing, you need to do your daily routine work, fulfilling the tasks set by the head of state before us,» — said Artyukhov.