Evgeny Bushmin was born on 4 October 1958 in Lopatino village, the Gorky region.
In 1980 he graduated from Lobachevsky State University in Gorky.
In 1979-1991 he worked for Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics Research Institute. He worked his way from a senior laboratory assistant to a senior engineer. He received doctor's degree in economics.
In 1989 he established a company that dealt with medicine automation and health economics issues
In 1989 he became the director of Stacey LLC.
In 1991 he became president of Nizhny Novgorod exchange.
In 1993-1994 he was the vice chairman of Volga-Vyatka Prominbank, the joint stock
industrial and investment bank.
Later he became chairman of the board of trustees of Nizhniy Novgorod Fair receipt investment foundation.
In 1993 he was elected to the State Duma as a candidate from the Nizhny Novgorod region. He was a member of the Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance.
In 1996-1998 he was the first deputy head of State Tax Service.
In 1998-2001 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance.
Since 2001 he has been a member of the Federation Council.
Bushmin is married. He has an adult daughter and a granddaughter.
On 13 September governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gennady Khodyrev signed
decree on Bushmin's early withdrawal as a member of the Federation Council representing the Nizhniy Novgorod region. When interviewed by a Nizhny Novgorod news agency, Bushmin said, "It is a complete surprise to me. The governor has never complained about my work and the support I provided to the Nizhniy Novgorod region". Bushmin also reported that on 15 September he had a meeting with Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, who "was concerned about possible failure of discussion on the budget which was inevitable in case of Bushmin's dismissal as a member of the Federation Council. "
Source: REGNUM-VolgaInform, 15 September 2004
On 30 September Nizhny Novgorod Legislative Assembly considered early withdrawal of member of the Federation Council representing Nizhny Novgorod legislature and the chairman of the Federation Council Budget Committee Evgeny Bushmin. The issue could have been submitted at the session on 16 September but speaker Evgeny Lyulin sent letters to the Assembly members in which he claimed that the meeting had been postponed "due to lack of quorum." That is, it took two weeks to brainwash the deputies of the Assembly. Even deputy director of Russian Railways Hasyan Zyabirov attended the meeting, though formerly he rarely did that. And one of the Assembly members hastily returned from his foreign vacation trip.
Some Moscow officials also stood for Bushmin, mostly through private phone calls and reptile media. It seems that media reports proved to be right when they hinted that some members of the Federation Council were willing to establish a "private club". Anyway, some of the senators are eager to disown regional authorities that once appointed them as legislature representatives in Moscow. While speaking to the deputies, Gennady Khodyrev reasoned his decision by the fact that Bushmin stopped lobbying for interests of the Nizhny Novgorod region. "He is now rather Treasury's lobbyist than ours." But the local deputies were still not convinced. Then attack of nerves was started. First, vice-speaker Alexander Tsapin clearly hinted that it was highly undesirable to remove Bushmin. Hasyan Zyabirov supported him. Alexei Sannikov, nicknamed Local Chubais as he managed Nizhnovenergo regional generating company, was persistent to defend Bushmin, as well as banker Alexander Sharonov and some other members of the Assembly. So there was no need in reasonable arguments anymore. Only three people voted for Bushmin's withdrawal. Others preferred to support him.
Source: Komsomolskaya Pravda, 4 October 2004
End of 2004 will be a moment of truth for the Russian legislature as lawmakers are to enact benefits laws, laws on the division of authority and electoral reform laws. And in 2005 the executive power will legally formalize its abandonment of education and medical care commitments and will make it possible to redevelope schools and women's clinics as casinos or fitness clubs. There will be more laws on compulsory insurance in every field from housing to medicine. According to the chairman of the Budget Committee under the Federation Council Evgeny Bushmin, everyone should take care of oneself, for the state disowned its people twenty years ago, but there are still people who hope that they will be cared about at monetization reform.
Being quite a cynic, Eugeny Bushmin is rather optimistic about benefits issue. He emphasizes
that monetization is all about the fact that nobody will lift a finger to help those in trouble or as we say in Russia " salvation of the drowning – a handwork rolling "
Source: REGNUM-VolgaInform, 2 November 2004
On 8 September Rostov Governor Vladimir Choub appointed Evgeny Bushmin as his representative in the Federation Council, though Bushmin has still been representing the legislature of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Some sources in the Federation Council account Bushmin's decision to change the region for his desire to become vice-speaker of the Federation Council. And there is an unwritten rule that two vice-speakers representing the same federal district are not allowed. Alexander Torshin representing Mari El republic of the Volga district has already been appointed vice-speaker. Bushmin was hinted that he should change for the Southern District. Now it is possible that he will join Torshin, having replaced vice-speaker Mikhail Nikolaev representing Yakutia.
It is rumoured in Rostov-on-Don that Choub's choice was no coincidence. In the mid-90s, when Deputy Finance Minister, Evgeny Bushmin represented the RF Government in North Caucasus association and was well acquainted with Vladimir Choub.
Source: Kommersant, 9 September 2005