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Ministers of Education of Russia in different years

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, in November 1991 the acting Ministry of Education of the RSFSR was transformed. On its basis, through the merger of several other republican committees, the Ministry of Education of the RSFSR was created. And at the end of December the name of the state changed. And the ministry was renamed into the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

All the names of the Ministers of Education of Russia

The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation is a body of state power whose activity is the implementation of the state policy on normative and legal regulation in the field of science, public education, youth policy, guardianship and trusteeship, social protection and support of pupils of educational institutions.

For twenty-six years of the existence of the new Russia, eight people held the post of Minister of Education of Russia.




Period of work in office


E. D. Dneprov

From 07.1990 to 12.1992.


E. V. Tkachenko

From 12.1992 to 08.1996.


VG Kinelev

From 08.1996 to 02.1998.


AN Tikhonov

From 02.1998 to 09.1998.


V.M. Filippov

From 09.1998 to 03.2004


AA Fursenko

From 03.2004 to 05.2012


D. V. Livanov

From 05.2012 to 08.2016.


O.Yu. Vasilyeva

From August 2016 to the present.

All ministers of education in Russia, each in their time, made a great contribution to the preservation and development of the system of teaching the population of the country.

The first elected Minister of Education of the Russian Federation

Edward Dmitrievich Dneprov - Academician, Doctor of Ped. Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences. He is rightly considered a reformer of Russian education in the period of the formation of a newly formed state.

On his shoulders lay the burden of reorganizing the Ministry of Education of the RSFSR in the Ministry of Education of Russia. Since December 1992, he was an adviser to President Boris Yeltsin, BN Dneprov, ED - author of many works on the history of Russian pedagogy and school.

Second Minister

After Eduard Dneprov, the ministry was headed by E. V. Tkachenko, who previously worked as the rector of the Sverdlovsk Institute of Physics, professor, doctor of chemical sciences. Becoming a minister, declared a moratorium on the privatization of all property in all structures of the ministry. He was a supporter of the humanitarization and democratization of education.

Ministry of General and Vocational Education

In August 1996, the State Committee for Higher Education of the Russian Federation was abolished. His functions were transferred to the Ministry of Education, simultaneously changing the name of the Ministry. Since August 14, it became the Ministry of General and Professional Education. Minister appointed Kinelev V.G.

From February to the end of September 1998, the former Minister of Education of Russia was A. Tikhonov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician. He is known for his work on materials science in the cosmic and radiation fields. Since October 1998, he moved to work on the methodological and scientific support of the informatization of schools and sousses of the country, the methodology of applying information technologies in the educational and scientific fields.

Filippov V.M.

In September 1998, Filippov was appointed Minister. Before that, he was the rector of the famous PFUR. The government came along with Primakov EM

Together with the Deputy Prime Minister, Matvienko V. I. began work to stabilize the situation in the field of education and upbringing, paying special attention to reducing the arrears of wages for school teachers and kindergarten teachers.

The Ministry of General and Professional Education in May 1999 was renamed the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. In the same year, the state program for the development and improvement of the system for the period from 2000 to 2004 was approved. At the initiative of Filippov active renewal of the system and principles of education was started. In early 2000, Filippov in Moscow held a Congress of teachers and educators of Russia, which the previous ministers did not conduct.

Vladimir Mikhailovich spent almost complete modernization of the education system. He provided schools with buses, conducted informatization in educational institutions, new standards of general education were developed and introduced. Gradual introduction of the Unified State Examination began. The system of recruitment of students to higher educational institutions of the country began on the basis of university, regional and all-Russian Olympiads. The rules of the target quoted direction of young people for training in certain higher educational institutions and much more have been approved.

Ministry of Education and Science of Russia

In 2004, the Prime Minister M. Fradkov transferred A. A. Fursenko from the Ministry of Industry to the Ministry of Education and Science.

The Minister of Education and Science of Russia (now called the Ministry) began his activity with the continuation of the reforms initiated by Filippov. With him, the Unified State Examination in all eleventh grades was finally put into effect. Higher education has become a two-tier: bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2012, when V.Putin became the President again, Fursenko moved to work in his office.

The rector of MISiS Dmitry Livanov was appointed to the vacated seat. He was a supporter of the reduction in the number of universities. He suggested that all inefficient institutions of higher education be deprived of budget financing.

Minister today

Who is the Minister of Education of Russia? Since August 2016, this position is occupied by Olga Vasilyeva, Doctor of Historical Sciences. For the year of work at the entrusted post, she, like all previous ministers of education of Russia, has shown herself to be an official who promotes the prosperity of the national science and education.

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