Born May 11, 1949 in g. Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan in a working class family, and Russian.
In 1971 he graduated from technical colleges (plant-polytechnics) in the Karaganda Metallurgical Combine. Qualification - engineer-metallurgist. Candidate of Technical Sciences.
From 1971 to 1973 - a working-roller sheet rolling shop б? 2 of the Karaganda Metallurgical Combine (Karmetkombinat, Karmet, KVM).
At Karmetkombinat worked before 1991. In 1973 - 76 was the master, chief rolling offices sheet rolling shop б? 2, from 1976 to 1981 - deputy head of the same shop. From 1981 to 1984 - Head of sheet rolling shop б? 1, from 1984 to 1987 - Chief Engineer - Deputy Director, in 1987 - 88 - Director, from 1988 to 1991 - Director General of Works.
. In 1989 was elected deputy of the USSR.
. Since January 1992 - President of the State Corporation Roschermet.
. Spring of 1992 at the invitation of H
. Nazarbayev moved from Moscow to Alma-Ata and became Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In September 1992, was elected president of the Kazakhstan Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
. From October 1992 - Chairman of the Committee of Russia on metallurgy.
. Since May 4, 1993 - First Deputy Chairman of RF Government.
. He was one of the leaders of the storming of the White House on Oct. 4, 1993.
. In December 1994, led the operational headquarters of the RF Government to coordinate the activities of executive authorities in connection with events in the Chechen Republic
. February 16, 1995 and was appointed. about. Plenipotentiary Representative of President of Russia in Chechnya, and February 21 - President of the state commission to rebuild the economy and social sphere of the Chechen republic.
. In early 1996, was elected chairman of the Association of Financial and Industrial Groups (AFPG).
. 20 June 1996 was dismissed from government service, together with A
. Korzhakov and M. Barsukov (wording - "relieved of his post of first deputy prime minister in connection with a transfer to another job").
. Awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor.
. Hobbies - soccer, volleyball, swimming.
. Speaks German.
. Married, two children
. The wife of Eugene V. (1949) - economist. Daughter Natalia (1971) - engineer-economist, son Alex (1973) - a student at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Grandson, Alex.
March 1, 1999 Soskovets
son was arrested for "violation of traffic rules, failure to render aid and conceal traces of the crime". The car he drove by proxy, was hit by the death of three of Tajik workers.