Shakkum Martin: biography and photo


Martin Shakkum (photos below) is a Russian political and state leader, a member of the State Duma of the sixth convocation of the United Russia party, the first deputy chairman of the Duma committee on construction and land relations, a member of the Duma commission on the construction of buildings and buildings that are intended to house the Parliamentary center, as well as a member of the Supreme Council of United Russia. In April 1996, created the Socialist People's Party and led it.



Martin Shakkum, a biography whose nationality is of interest to many today, came into being in 1951, September 21, in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region. His father is Latvian and his mother is Russian. After receiving secondary education in Krasnogorsk, he graduated from a higher military engineering school in the city of Kaliningrad, and then a civil engineering institute. For three years he worked in the laboratory of the Moscow Institute of Space Research.

In the period from 1978 to 1991, he worked at Glavmosoblstroy as a service engineer, chief engineer, deputy chief, and head of special operations.

From 1991 until his election to the State Duma, Shakkum Martin was the general director, vice president, president of the Reform Foundation, which he created together with political scientist Andranik Mihranian, academic economists Leonid Abalkin and Stanislav Shatalin, as well as other prominent public figures and scientists.

Presidential campaign

In 1996, Martin Shakkum, whose biography is the topic of our article, participated in the presidential election, where he finished in eighth place. As the election campaign proceeded, he published 2 decrees, which he was going to accept if he won the election. They concerned the protection of citizens from corruption and the arbitrariness of the authorities and the establishment of order in the economic sphere. In many ways, the content of these decrees anticipated the ideas that subsequently formed the basis of Putin’s power vertical.

Shakkum Martin also defended the natural monopolies, primarily Gazprom, and warned against trying to split them in the interests of foreign capital.


Work in the State Duma

Shakkum was elected to the State Duma in 1999, 2003, 2007. He was the head of the subcommittee on the affairs of the Central Bank.

In December 1999, he was elected to the third convocation of the third convocation in the Istra single-mandate IO (Moscow Region). He was supported by the Fatherland-All Russia electoral bloc. In his constituency in the elections, Shakkum Martin outstripped three current deputies, two of whom were chairmen of committees.

In the State Duma, he became a member of the Regions of Russia group. Worked as Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Financial Markets and Credit Organizations until April 2002, then served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Activities of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, headed the Bank Bankruptcy Commission. He participated in the adoption of a number of legislative acts aimed at protecting the rights of depositors, ensuring the transparency of the work of commercial credit organizations and the Central Bank.

He took the post of chairman of the Committee on Construction, Industry and High Technology in April 2002, and in December 2003, he was elected to the State Duma of the fourth convocation and continued to work as Chairman of the Committee.

In March 2003, he was approved as a member of the board of the State Committee of the Russian Federation on housing and communal services and construction.


Personal qualities

Oleg Morozov, a prominent leader of the United Russia party and head of the internal policy department in the Presidential Administration, said that he had been in constant touch with Shakkum since he was included in their group.

It immediately became clear to Morozov why Martin won the election with a record result for the Moscow region and in his district went around the venerable deputies of the last convocation. According to Morozov, Shakkum is firm in his convictions and promises, always brings to the end what he has begun, gets along well with people. He is a serious politician and first-rate economist, and his profound competence is especially valuable for his colleagues.

Work in the "United Russia"

Martin Shakkum was a member of the Presidium of the General Council of the party in 2004-2005, and since 2006 he has become a member of the Supreme Council. In a number of publications and speeches in 2000 and 2004. actively supported Vladimir Putin during the presidential election campaign.

At a meeting of the activist faction with Putin in July 2006, Shakkum publicly invited him to join the United Russia party and lead it. He told the Russian president that he wanted to see him as a national leader, which caused applause in the hall. The newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets" Shakkum called the performance "a real hit."


Subsequently, Martin repeatedly spoke on behalf of the faction during government reports in the State Duma, government hours and other events.

Currently, Martin Shakkum is the curator of one of the party projects "Ural Industrial - Ural Polar". Its goal is to create a hub of industrial and transport infrastructure to facilitate the development of the natural resources of the Ural region.

In December 2007, Shakkum was elected from the lists of United Russia as a deputy of the fifth State Duma. He became the head of the Committee on Land Relations and Construction.

In 2010, according to the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, it ranked third in the ranking of lobbyist deputies.

In 2011, in December, Shakkum Martin was again elected from the lists of United Russia as a deputy of the sixth State Duma. He was appointed first deputy chairman of the Committee on Construction and Land Relations.


Statesman has various government awards. So, he was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the State Duma and the medal "In memory of the 850th anniversary of the city of Moscow." He has the Order of Friendship, which he was awarded in 2003 for his conscientious many years of work and active work in the field of lawmaking. In addition, he was awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland of the third and fourth degrees in 2012 and 2006, respectively. The Order of the Fourth Degree was awarded for bona fide long-term work and active participation in lawmaking, and the Order of the third degree for active legislative activity and significant contribution to the development of parliamentarism in Russia.



Martin Shakkum wrote a large number of articles and gave interviews in leading Russian and foreign publications, including Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Vedomosti, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kompaniya ", " Moscow News ", " Socialist Russia "and others.

A significant number of interviews and articles by Martin Shakkum were published in publications run by Yevgeny Y. Dodolev, “My Newspaper” and “New Look”.

Income and property

According to official data for 2011, the income of Martin Shakkum amounted to 5 million 160 thousand rubles. The annual income of Shakkum's wife is 2 million 380 thousand rubles. The family of the deputy owns a dwelling house, a land plot, and two passenger cars of the BMW and Mercedes brands.


Martin Shakkum: personal life

The statesman prefers not to spread about his personal life. However, it is known that he is married, his wife is called Alla Nikitina. Martin Shakkum has three children: sons George and Alexander and daughter Svetlana. The deputy lives with his family in the Krasnogorsk district of the Moscow region, in the village of Glukhovo.

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