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Sergei Borisovich Ivanov ">[sʲɪrˈɡʲej bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ ɪvɐˈnof]; born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and statesman. Ivanov was Minister of Defense of Russia from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, and the First Deputy Prime Minister from February 2007 to May 2008. After the election of Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government. From December 2011 to August 2016, Ivanov was the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.

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Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration
In office
22 December 2011 – 12 August 2016
President Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Sergey Naryshkin
Succeeded by Anton Vaino
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
15 February 2007 – 12 May 2008
Served alongside Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
Succeeded by Igor Shuvalov
Viktor Zubkov
Minister of Defense
In office
28 March 2001 – 15 February 2007
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Igor Sergeyev
Succeeded by Anatoliy Serdyukov
Secretary of the Security Council
In office
15 November 1999 – 28 March 2001
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Vladimir Rushailo
Personal details
Born (1953-01-31) 31 January 1953 (age 63)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Natalia Ivanova
Children Alexander
Sergey
Alma mater Saint Petersburg State University
FSB Academy
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
 Russia
Service/branch KGB
Foreign Intelligence Service
Federal Security Service
Years of service 1975–2000
Rank Colonel General
Meeting between Sergei Ivanov and President of China Xi Jinping, March 2016

Sergei Borisovich Ivanov (Russian: Серге́й Бори́сович Ивано́в; [sʲɪrˈɡʲej bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ ɪvɐˈnof]; born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and statesman. Ivanov was Minister of Defense of Russia from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, and the First Deputy Prime Minister from February 2007 to May 2008. After the election of Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government. From December 2011 to August 2016, Ivanov was the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.

Before joining the federal administration in Moscow, Ivanov, a fluent speaker of English, served from the late 1970s in Europe and in Africa as a specialist in law and foreign languages. As an employee of the KGB in Soviet Union era, Ivanov became a friend of his colleague Vladimir Putin, who appointed him as his Deputy in the late 1990s.

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