Saveliev Dmitri Vladimirovich

Dmitry Saveliev was born on 3 August  1968  in Gorky city now renamed as Nizhny Novgorod.
He was a worker at  Engine of revolution factory in Nizhny Novgorod.
In 1986-1988 he served in the army in Afghanistan.
In 1991-1994 he managed  Sava trading house.
In1994-1995 he was the director-general of  Lukoil-Ufa
In 1995-1997 he was the director-general of  Lukoil Nizhny Novgorod.
In 1996-1997 he was the vice-president  and later  the president of Norse-oil company.
In 1997 he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the RF Government with a degree in economics and management.
In 1997 he chaired the board of directors of  Neftekhim.
In 1998 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
In 1998 he became the president of Transneft.
In 1998-1999 he was a board member of the Ministry of Energy.
In 1999  he was a board member of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia.
In 1999 he was re-elected president of  Transneft.
In 1999- 2003  he was a deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation from Sergach  single-mandate constituency in the Nizhny Novgorod region. He was a member of the  Union of Right Forces faction and the deputy chairman of State Duma Committee on energy, transport and communications.
In 2000 he joined Business Russia interfactional association.
In 2000 Saveliev graduated from the department of law at Gorky State University.
In 2001 he joined Volga-Ural interfactional parliamentary group.
In 2001  in governor's race he was fourth out of eleven, having  collected 12.58% of votes.
In 2003- 2007  he was elected to the State Duma of the fourth convocation from Novomoskovsk constituency of the Tula region. He joined United Russia faction  and became a member of  State Duma Committee on energy, transport and communications.
On 2 December  2007  he was elected to the State Duma as a  candidate from United Russia. Saveliev was a member of  United Russia faction  and a member of State Duma Committee on budget and taxation.
Saveliev is married and has three children.
In 2010  Saveliev as a deputy earned 1.96 million rubles. His wife's income was 43.43 million rubles.
Medal  70 years of Soviet Armed Forces.
Medal  To a soldier-internationalist  from the grateful people of Afghanistan  (Afghanistan).
Two medals  For Courage .
Source:, personalities.


 In May 1999,  after  resignation of the government headed by Yevgeny Primakov, co-owner of Sibneft Roman Abramovich was said to seek Saveliev's resignation as president of Transneft.  However, on  25 June 1999 Saveliev was re-elected president of  Transneft corporation. On 13 September 1999  at  shareholders' extraordinary  meeting Minister of Energy Viktor Kalyuzhny on behalf of the first vice-premier Nikolai Aksenenko proposed early termination of  Saveliev's presidential authority. Since the government owned 100% of voting shares Kalyuzhny's vote was enough for Saveliev's resignation and for appointment of  Lukoil's vice-president Simon Weinstock as president.

   Saveliev said that the  meeting could be held only by board decision, but not by the decision of Aksenenko.  Moreover, according to company's articles, the meeting could be held not earlier than 45 days after the decision on holding it.

   In September 1999 the Russian government called Saveliev's resignation not definitive.    Vladimir Putin said he ''had doubts'' about the way company's management had been changed as the law did not specify that changes in personnel "could be made this way." Press-service of  Transneft  reported that " police and SWAT units were  ready to seize  the office of  Transneft.’'

  On 16 September  Weinstock accompanied by policemen came into the office building while Saveliev was waiting for an appointment with prime-minister Vladimir Putin.   Saveliev said that he had already applied to the Prosecutor General of Russia for  checking legality of his dismissal.    

   On 17 September    head of RAO Unified Energy System  Anatoly Chubais said that  Saveliev had been dimissed wrongly. Dmitry Saveliev's  supporters comprised 80% of Transneft's management. They refused to work with new director-general  Simon Weinstock. In response, the Ministry of Energy issued a statement saying that "by defying the decision of the government  Saveliev  poses a threat to safe functioning of strategic facilities, namely, main oil pipelines, so in accordance with applicable law he may be prosecuted by court.

  In October 1999  the court of Vyborg declared  Saveliev's dismissal illegal.
Source:, personalities

   In May 2001   Nizhny Novgorod police detained people who forged Nizhny Novgorod residents'  signatures on letters of support  that entitled a candidate to take part in the governor's race. Those were letters in Saveliev's support. Saveliev said that he would apply to the prosecutor with a request to investigate the case. According to Saveliev, an incident was   "an attempt  to spark a backlash  committed  by people involved in both criminal and bureaucratic management system prevailing in the region."

Source: Kommersant, 11 July 2001  

   In July 2001  Saveliev's campaign staff was attacked. About 30 unknown people tried to occupy and destroy the office, but employees managed to close the door in front of them. Being unable to get inside,  attackers used  syringes to spray ink through open windows. One employee was injured during building assault, another one got ink in his face. Most of the attackers were young men aged 18-23 years. Staff defenders  told that many of the boys  were intoxicated.   Some of them were wearing stickers on their sleeves saying "Death to Saveliev!".

Source:, 12 July 2001

   In October 2011 while preparing for parliamentary elections, Saveliev made some fine gestures. In early summer  he headed   Children's City   project  of United Russia  carried out in the Tula region.    As a part of the project, a lot of summer playgrounds were built in the region. On 19 October he said  that it was necessary  to double average salary in Russia.  Saveliev activity proves not so much his  care of Russian citizens as his intention to be elected to the State Duma at least one more time. And  he is likely to  be a candidate from the Tula region again.
Sources:, 7 July 2011; 19 October 2011