Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko is the Chairman of the Government and the Governor of St. Petersburg.
Valentina was born on April 7, 1949 in the Ukrainian town Shepetivka, Khmelnytsky region. Higher education in the biography of Valentina Matvienko was received at the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Institute of Leningrad. Having graduated from the institute in 1972, she began to work in the Petrograd District Committee of Petersburg. She was the secretary, the head of the department.
Then she changed several posts of secretaries in the regional committee of Leningrad, Krasnogvardeysky district committee. In 1989, in her biography, Matviyenko became a People’s Deputy of the USSR. At the same time she headed the Committee of the Supreme Council for Women, Family, Motherhood.
In 1991 in the biography of Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko was occupied the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR in the Republic of Malta. Since 1997 she has been Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic. From 1995 to 1997, she headed the Communications Department, at that time she was a member of the board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The next career stage in the biography of Matvienko falls on 1998. From September of this year until March 2003, Matvienko served as Deputy Prime Minister. And in 2003 she became a representative of the president, in the same year she joined the Security Council. 2003 was an extremely successful year in the biography of Valentina Matvienko. After winning the election, she became governor of St. Petersburg. He has many awards, medals and orders.