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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shuvalov Was Family's 'Consolation Prize'

VedomostiIgor Shuvalov, a deputy to Dmitry Medvedev
The promotion of Igor Shuvalov, who headed Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov's apparatus in the White House until moving to the presidential administration in May, has been described as the consolation prize for the Voloshin camp.

Shuvalov, 36, graduated from the law faculty of Moscow State University in 1992, after which he worked in the legal department of the Foreign Ministry.

A close acquaintance of Family insider Alexander Mamut from their days studying law, Shuvalov worked for Mamut's ALM Consulting from 1993 to 1997.

In 1997, Shuvalov joined the State Property Committee. In January 1998, he was appointed a deputy property minister, but later that year became the head of the Federal Property Fund and was freed of the ministerial post.

In May 2000, he replaced Dmitry Kozak as head of the government apparatus when Kozak followed Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. Three years later, Shuvalov joined him as the president's aide on administrative reform.

He is expected to oversee the "economic bloc" in the presidential administration.