Igor Chudinov

Igor Vitalyevich Tschudinow (Russian Игорь Витальевич Чудинов, born August 21, 1961 in Frunze, now Bishkek ) is a Kyrgyz politician. He was from 2007 to 2009 Prime Minister of his country.

Life and career

Igor Tschudinow part of the Russian minority in Kyrgyzstan. In 1983 he completed his studies in mathematics at the Kyrgyz State University. His professional career began in the same year as a programmer in the computer factory "50 Years of USSR " in the Kyrgyz capital of Frunze (now Bishkek ). He joined the operational organization of the Kyrgyz Komsomol and climbed up to the collapse of the Soviet Union on the second secretary of the Kyrgyz Komsomol, and a member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Komsomol in Moscow.

After the political changes he studied economics in Moscow and a short time from 1994 to work in the private sector. In April 2005 he was Director General of JSC Kyrgysgas.

In February 2007, he became Minister of Industry, Energy and Natural Resources in the Kyrgyz government. On 24 December 2007 he was elected prime minister of his country. On 20 October 2009 Tschudinow resigned along with his government. The reason the conflict was called to a target of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev government and administrative reform.

In August 2010 Tschudinow was arrested. After the political coup in April 2010, the new government led by Roza Otunbayeva took action against representatives of the Bakiyev regime. Tschudinow, as well as other representatives of the regime accused of being responsible for the deaths of anti-government demonstrators in April 2010. He also is accused of embezzling public funds and to have been involved in an attempted coup against the new government in early August 2010.