Travnikov, Andrei Alexandrovich


Name: Andrey Travnikov (Andrey Travnikov)

Middle name: Alexandrovich

Birthday: February 1 1971 (48 years old)

Place of Birth: Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast

Eastern horoscope: Boar

Early years

Already in the early stages of his life, Andrei Travnikov began to show leadership qualities - he became the head of the student trade union committee. But he entered the Komsomol without much desire and left it already in 1990, after which he went into the army for 2 years.

In 1998, Travnikov graduated from Cherepovets State University and received a specialist diploma in “electric drive and automation of industrial plants and technological complexes”.

Public Service Career

From 1992 to 2006, in parallel with his studies, he worked at a metallurgical plant (OJSC Severstal). In an interview, Andrei Alexandrovich said that it was the process of work at the plant that taught him the right way to interact with people:

It is interesting that Andrei Lutsenko, who is currently the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda Oblast, and Oleg Kuvshinnikov, the current governor of the Vologda Oblast, worked with him at that time in the section rolling shop. After Travnikov was appointed Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region in December 2011, Oleg Kuvshinnikov congratulated him on the phone, calling him “a friend, friend, colleague” and emphasized that he appreciated their 15-year friendship.

In 2014, Travnikov completed a professional retraining course under the program for training the highest level of the reserve of managerial personnel at the RANEPA. This allowed him to get the post of Deputy Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District. He was responsible for monitoring the socio-economic development of the regions and audit work.

In 2015, Andrei Alexandrovich submitted to the Government of the Komi Republic a proposal to remove from the regional libraries all books published with the support of the Soros Foundation (that year the fund began to be considered an “undesirable organization” in Russia). The books in which Travnikov saw "installations that are alien to the Russian ideology" were indeed removed. From the information appeared in the press, it followed that books with the seal of the Fund were burned at the Vorkuta College of Mines and Economics. The reaction of the scientists, whose books were seized, came immediately: they called this act "frankly strange." Classical textbooks, which were used by university students, were included in the banned list. Teachers, of course, were not thrilled.

Andrey Travnikov now

On October 6, 2017, Travnikov was appointed Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, which was a big surprise for Andrei Alexandrovich himself:

Prior to the appointment, Travnikov had never been in this region. On September 9, 2018, he was elected the full governor of the Novosibirsk region, 64.59% of voters voted for his candidacy.


Andrey Travnikov was born on February 1, 1971, in the city of Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast. Father was a team leader, a member of the CPSU, his mother was non-partisan. The maternal grandfather worked as the chairman of the collective farm, the paternal grandfather ─ the head of the leshoz. After the eighth grade, he entered the metallurgical college at an electrician, where he immediately became the chairman of the student trade union committee. He joined the Komsomol reluctantly, in 1990, before leaving for the army, he wrote a letter of resignation.

From 1990 to 1992 he served in the Armed Forces of the USSR in the Moscow Region, a non-disclosure subscription is still valid. After the army, until 2006, he worked in various positions at the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant (OJSC Severstal), including in the section rolling shop simultaneously with the current governor of the Vologda Region Oleg Kuvshinnikov and chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda Region Andrei Lutsenko. Kuvshinnikov calls Travnikov his friend.

Parallel to his work at Severstal in 1998, Travnikov graduated from Cherepovets State University with a degree in Electric Drive and Automation. He underwent professional retraining under the program of training the highest level of reserve management personnel at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in 2014.

In 2006 he became the general director of LLC Elektroremont. In 2010, he moved to the city hall of Cherepovets, to the post of first deputy mayor of the city Oleg Kuvshinnikov. After Kuvshinnikov became acting governor of the Vologda Oblast on December 14, 2011, Travnikov became the interim mayor of Cherepovets. However, he did not nominate his candidacy for the elections, and after the elections, which Yuri Kuzin won, from March 26, 2012 he transferred to work in the government of the Vologda Oblast.

Since 2012, Andrei Aleksandrovich worked in the Government of the Vologda Oblast, first as Deputy Governor of the Vologda Oblast, and then as First Deputy Governor of the Vologda Oblast Oleg Kuvshinnikov. The scope of his activities included the implementation of the "May decrees", economic development.


On September 9, 2018, Andrei Travnikov, the former mayor of Vologda and a member of the United Russia party, was elected Governor of the Novosibirsk Region on the United Day. In the election program, the politician emphasized a strong regional economy, the development of human potential and a comfortable environment for people's lives. In case of successful implementation of the tasks set, the Novosibirsk Region will enter the top 7 leading regions of Russia.

Childhood and youth

Andrey Alexandrovich Travnikov was born on February 1, 1971 in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast. The boy’s family consists of only workaholics: both parents worked at the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant — father, foreman, mother — specialist in the design department. The maternal grandfather is the chairman of the collective farm, the second grandfather is the head of the leshoz.

Statesman Andrei Travnikov

Occupational therapy had a fruitful effect on little Andrei: he dreamed of becoming like his relatives, he wanted to achieve professional excellence in the work industry. Therefore, not having received a full secondary education, Andrey entered the metallurgical college, choosing the profession of an electrician.

It is worth noting that in his youth Travnikov rarely consulted with elders and did a lot of things secretly. For example, I submitted documents to the technical school on my own, without the knowledge of the parents, who for 2 months of the school year thought that the boy was successfully studying in the 9th grade.

Andrey Travnikov works in the park

Andrei's father was a party member and insisted that his son also join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The young man complied reluctantly. Once, in an interview with TASS, a politician admitted that he had passed the third time - before that he “deliberately failed tests about the birthdays and death of Lenin”. The behavior explained as follows:

“There was no reason for us to be offended by the state; I spent my childhood quite happily. But I was strained by the formalism with which the Komsomol was saturated. ”

In 1990, Travnikov graduated with honors from the college and received 4th rank in his chosen profession. After he planned to enter the University of Leningrad at the Physics Department, he dreamed of becoming a research physicist, but the agenda was violated by the agenda of the army.

Andrey Travnikov

Until 1992, Travnikov served in the Moscow Region. The part to which he belonged was engaged in rescue operations at special facilities. Some objects were classified as “top secret”, so the politician is still under recognizance not to leave.

Immediately after the college, Andrei Alexandrovich wrote a statement on the expulsion from the ranks of the Komsomol. Thus, he became the first non-partisan special forces soldier.

In the presidential envoy to the NWFD

In 2014, Travnikov was appointed deputy plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District. The governor of the Vologda Oblast Oleg Kuvshinnikov announced his transition on June 11, 2014. In the embassy, ​​Travnikov oversaw the audit work and was responsible for monitoring the socio-economic development of the regions.

In December 2015, Andrei Travnikov sent a letter to the Komi government with a proposal to remove books from the region’s libraries that were published with the support of the Soros Foundation, after which information appeared that 53 books were burned at Vorkuta Mining and Economics College. Subsequently, information about the burning of books was denied at the regional ministry of culture, saying that they were simply put in boxes and put away “until further instructions”.

On July 28, 2016, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the NWFD Vladimir Bulavin left his post and transferred to the post of head of the Federal Customs Service. This post was freed after the resignation of Andrei Belyaminov, who launched a whole chain of permutations in the regions. Travnikov remained working in a plenipotentiary mission even after the appointment of Nikolai Tsukanov as new envoy, but a few months later he became mayor of Vologda.

Career and Politics

After demobilization in 1992, Travnikov followed in the footsteps of his parents and got a job at the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant (OJSC Severstal). In the section rolling shop, he met with the current governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov. About him, a politician once said:

“In 2001, our paths diverged and crossed again when Oleg Alexandrovich in 2010 invited me to the mayor of Cherepovets. It turns out that he was always one step ahead. "

In 1998, he received a diploma from the Cherepovets State University in the field of “electric drive and automation”.

Politician Andrei Travnikov

Having worked for a long time at a metallurgical plant, in 2006 Andrei Aleksandrovich became the general director of Elektroremont LLC. Guided by his own rule, “every five-year period it is necessary to change work and once every 10 years ─ sphere of activity”, in 2010 Travnikov went into politics, to the Cherepovets mayor’s office as deputy Oleg Kuvshinnikov, mayor.

When a year later Oleg Kuvshinnikov was appointed interim governor of the Vologda Oblast, Travnikov became mayor, but did not run for election. After Yury Kuzin became mayor of Cherepovets in 2012, Andrei Alexandrovich transferred to the government of the Vologda Oblast. He helped Oleg Kuvshinnikov again, this time as the first deputy governor. He was responsible for the implementation of the "May decrees" of Vladimir Putin in the region and economic development.

Vladimir Putin and Andrey Travnikov

In 2014, Travnikov was appointed deputy plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District. After working for two years, he moved to the post of mayor of Vologda.

The candidacy of the politician in the election of the mayor of Vologda came as a surprise to the local population and the main contender for the position of Sergey Voropanov. He, by the way, did not submit an application, and on November 2, 2016, Andrei Travnikov was approved as a city manager.

Vologda Mayor Andrei Travnikov

A year later, a significant event took place in the official’s political biography: on October 6, 2017, he was appointed Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region. On September 9, 2018, he won the election, gaining 64.52% of the vote.

A month before the election, in August 2018, Travnikov met with proxies - distinguished by high achievements by landowners, doctors, civil servants, athletes, and youth. Only 91 people. To them, he presented his election program, which was based on the "May decrees."

“The main task is to make a breakthrough in all areas of life,” Andrei Alexandrovich noted at the meeting.

First of all, Travnikov decided to develop the brand of the region:

“Novosibirsk should be perceived as the third capital of Russia and the main city of Trans-Urals. It is necessary to create appropriate conditions for life here. ”

To do this, it is necessary to build new schools, provide jobs and expand the metro interchange.

Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrey Travnikov

Immediately after the appointment of Travnikov to the post of interim, residents complained about the difficulties with delivering children from rural areas to schools, about the poor state of health facilities, and about emissions from the city boiler house, which affects the environment. Andrei Aleksandrovich considered all these claims as a signal to which he needs to immediately respond. The government of the Novosibirsk region, he taught the same thing - do not disregard criticism.

It is important to note that during the performance of the duties of the governor, Travnikov did not cause negativity and harsh criticism from the population.

Personal life

Alexander Travnikov has a wife Lyudmila and two children - son Dmitry and daughter Daria. Since childhood, the boy is fond of exact sciences, especially physics and mathematics. My daughter studies at St. Petersburg State University of Economics.

As the declaration statement showed, in 2016 the official’s income amounted to 5.5 million rubles. He took second place in the list of wealthy leaders of the Vologda region after Yuri Sapozhnikov, head of Vologda. According to 2016, he owned two cars, but sold one after being appointed governor as unnecessary.

Andrey Travnikov and his wife Lyudmila

Travnikov actively maintains a profile on Instagram, posting photos from public events of local and federal significance. There is no account on Twitter.

The governor of the Novosibirsk region has many hobbies: fishing, hunting, theater and sports - downhill and cross-country skiing, cycling. The latter allows him to maintain good physical shape: with a height of 187 cm, he weighs 84 kg.

An electrical engineer by training, Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, Andrei Travnikov, was remembered in Vologda by the fact that in a year he “repaid all the negativity,” but after that he was sent to Siberians, “full of self-esteem.” The regional deputies were initially discouraged by the unexpected choice of the president, but on October 9 they would be able to get to know him personally.

The successor of Vladimir Gorodetsky, who resigned of his own free will, will fly to Novosibirsk on October 9 and will be presented to members of the government, deputies and heads of municipalities on the same day. Taiga.info gives for acquaintance a biography of the acting governor, opinions about him from Novosibirsk and Vologda, as well as his own statements.

Andrey Travnikov was born on February 1, 1971 in the city of Cherepovets. He graduated from the Cherepovets Metallurgical College in 1990, and then Cherepovets State University, majoring in Electric Drive and Automation. From to he worked in various positions at the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant (), then four years as General Director.

In 2010, Travnikov began his career in municipal and public service. In 2010-2012, he was the first deputy mayor of Cherepovets Oleg Kuvshinnikov, then his first deputy as governor, from 2014 to the deputy plenipotentiary of the president of the Russian Federation in the federal district, and from 2016 to the head of Vologda. On October 6, Vladimir Putin appointed him Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region after the resignation of Vladimir Gorodetsky “of his own free will”.

“Honestly, he is discouraged. I could not expect anything I could expect, but that I would delegate from Vologda. I will frankly say that, to the extent even with my thoughts, I am going to, because from that region I came to our center in Siberia. “The most interesting thing is that, remembering about the news and conversations about the positive experience in management and so on, I honestly don’t remember that the news spoke about the positive experience of the Vologda Oblast and Vologda, in particular.”

“This appointment of Travnikov is an unexpected action. In Novosibirsk, completely different candidates were mentioned and discussed - either from Novosibirsk, from Moscow, but with Novosibirsk origin. Recent weeks have been reminiscent of a madhouse: a bunch of versions, forecasts, last names. And the last two are just a swing. Either one is appointed, then the other. And finally, an incredible political soap opera, which we never saw in our city, ended. The first question I had, like probably everyone, was who? It was a great surprise precisely from such a choice. Because if the interim had shoulder straps, of course, no one would have been surprised.

I would try to understand at the place of the interim what are the most resonant problems in the Novosibirsk Region and why they make people go out to protest on the streets, and then understand what to do about it. Probably in the first days he will meet with the Legislative Assembly, the mayor's office of Novosibirsk, he will evaluate the situation in the region in order to make other decisions, including personnel decisions. ”

“Andrei Alexandrovich is a calm and balanced leader. All the scandalous things that were under his predecessor - the project of paid parking, problems with public transport - he solved carefully, neatly and carefully. Over the year, it leveled the negative that was seething in the city. ”

“My colleagues and I are discussing options for how this appointment happened. The very first - Travnikov got into the federal personnel reserve when he worked in the embassy. Logically, Severstal, its owner Alexei Mordashov, has a fairly close relationship with the Kovalchuk family. And this is one of the most influential circles in the academic environment, including with a fairly high level of influence on the RAS. The head of the FANO, Mikhail Kotyukov, is currently considered to be associated with the Kovalchuk group. Persistent rumors circulated that he was seen as the main candidate for Novosibirsk governors. Let's see how close this version is to reality, how much Travnikov will be attentive to the problems of the Academgorodok. ”

The political scientist thinks that the acting governor will have a “very difficult time” in an unfamiliar region. “I have been to Novosibirsk several times, here the level of local patriotism is very high, plus there is also the theme of the struggle for the role of the capital of Siberia with Krasnoyarsk. And the arrival of the Varangian is not from Siberia at all - this is a challenge. I think that Travnikov will have a very difficult time. ”

“I knew all the governors and mayors of Novosibirsk, and I can say that these were large political figures. To become the governor of the Novosibirsk region is to become on a par with Luzhkov, Sobyanin, Matvienko, Shaimiev, Tuleev. It means becoming a political heavyweight in the full sense of the word. Since the governors of this level are deeply educated people with vast experience in managing large industrial collectives and enterprises.

Siberians are a very peculiar people. A people full of dignity, pride, and I would even say snobbery. They are completely confident in their superiority and unusually politically active. This also explains the political discord that exists today in the region.

Andrei Alexandrovich Travnikov will have a hard time there. Given the fact that in a year to go to direct elections, he will have to prevail, establish himself and win. And there’s not much time left for this. We will hope that the president, having entrusted this post to the Vologda resident, will not leave him, but will help and support in difficult times. ”

There are people who literally live on an airplane. And today, the leader often chooses not a place where it is interesting to live, but where it is interesting to work. So I made my decision on the same principle. Moreover, with today's development of transport and communications, the line between cities is erased. In the week we are all immersed in work, there is no free time, and on weekends or on vacation you can go to St. Petersburg, to Moscow - anywhere.

As mayor of Vologda

In 2016, Vologda switched to a new system of local government. The head of the city, Yevgeny Shulepov, elected by popular vote, was elected to the State Duma in the elections of September 18, 2016. On September 25, he resigned as head of the city, thereby closing a page in the history of popularly elected mayors. Local deputies elected Yury Sapozhnikov, Chairman of the Vologda City Duma, as the head of the city.

After that, a competition was announced to determine the candidacy of the mayor of the city - a city manager. Andrei Travnikov’s participation in the competition came as a complete surprise to everyone, including Sergei Voropanov, the main applicant for the position. Voropanov did not submit documents. On October 31, a special commission selected two finalists - Oleg Petrov and Andrey Travnikov. On November 2, 2016, the Vologda City Duma unanimously approved the candidacy of Travnikov. He began his work on November 7th.

One of the main areas of work of Travnikov was the fight against budget deficits by reducing "inefficient spending." In the city budget for 2017, almost a fifth of the budget was reduced for the national economy, almost half for housing and communal services, one third for physical education and sports, and Travnikov cited 10% as the target figure for reducing funding. The most scandalous episode was the deprivation of the women's basketball club Chevakata of the previous amount of funding. The following season, because of this, the club moved from the Premier League to Super League-2.

On October 6, 2017, he was appointed Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region “until the person elected as the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region takes office”. Later, Travnikov called his appointment to Novosibirsk unexpected. On the same day, the Vologda City Duma accepted his resignation. On Monday night, Travnikov flew to Novosibirsk and immediately went to work. He had never been in the region before, unlike his wife, whose relatives live in Siberia. On September 9, 2018, he was elected Governor of the Novosibirsk Region. September 14, 2018 officially took office as Governor of the Novosibirsk Region.


Andrei Travnikov believes that he can communicate with people:

“Production experience taught me how to communicate with people: if I see that people understand calm speech, I speak calmly with them. If you need to shout - and this will have an effect - I do so. ”

Travnikov does not comment on the background of his staffing decisions:

“I have already noticed that in Vologda the personnel shifts of leaders at all levels attract particular attention of the media. I would not like to get involved in the discussion and additionally comment on my staffing decisions. Time will tell how correct they were. ”

About what category of presidential appointees he belongs to:

“... based on the comparison position, I’m probably young and probably still more of a technocrat, because I mainly occupied economic positions, even when I worked at rather high posts in the regional government or in the office of the plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation. I was not responsible for domestic politics, not for interaction with law enforcement agencies, I was responsible for socio-economic issues. Therefore, probably a technocrat. ”


In 2012, Andrei Travnikov earned 6.2 million rubles, in 2013 - 3 million rubles. Travnikov’s income for the period of work in the envoy is unknown. In 2016, his income amounted to 5.5 million rubles, according to this indicator he took second place among the leaders of the municipalities of the Vologda region after the head of Vologda, Yuri Sapozhnikov. Travnikov owns two cars - the Nissan X-Trail and the Kia Sorento, released in 2014.


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