In memory of Viktor Chernomyrdin’s 75th anniversary
April 9, 1938
Viktor Chernomyrdin was born in the Cherny Otrog settlement, Gavrilovsky District, Chkalovsk Region.
He started his professional life at the Orenburg Gas Processing Plant.
He graduated from Kuibyshev Polytechnic University as a process engineer.
Director of the Orenburg Gas Processing Plant.
Deputy Minister of the USSR Gas Industry.
Deputy Minister – Head of the All-Union Tyumengazprom Production Association.
Minister of the USSR Gas Industry.
On Viktor Chernomyrdin’s initiative State Gas Concern Gazprom was established under the Gas Industry Ministry.
Management Committee Chairman at State Gas Concern Gazprom.
May 30, 1992
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government in charge of the fuel and energy complex.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Permanent Member of the Russian Federation Security Council.
He took part in responding to the crisis in the Balkan region and dedicated to it his book “The Challenge”. For his peacemaking efforts and foreign policy Viktor Chernomyrdin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly representing the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors.
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ukraine, Presidential Envoy for Promotion of Trade and Economic Relations with Ukraine.
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Presidential Envoy for Economic Cooperation with CIS.
November 3, 2010
Viktor Chernomyrdin passed away at the age of 73. It is he who is justly called Gazprom’s founder.
Viktor Chernomyrdin promoted the national gas industry development and laid the foundation for Gazprom to become a global energy leader today.