Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev
Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev (born November 25, 1944, in Olyokminsk
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, Yakutia, Soviet Union
Soviet Union
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) is a Russia
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n politician, currently retired.

In 1996–2003, he was the Governor of Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
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. In 2003-2004, prior to the Beslan school hostage crisis
Beslan school hostage crisis
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, he was Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District
Southern Federal District
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. On September 13, 2004, - September 24, 2007, he was Russia's Minister for Regional Development in Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet
Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet
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