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Brothers Fursenko linked not only by blood, a good education, the current high post and love rather "loud" public statements, but also by the fact that up in the "academic" family.Their father, Alexander Fursenko, - was a famous Soviet scientist who specialized in the history of the US XVIII-XIX centuries, he is an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Brother 1

Andrei Fursenko, who was born in 1949 in Leningrad.In Soviet times, a graduate of the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad Stat
e University for a long time worked in the defense Physico-Technical Institute Ioffe.Under the leadership of the future Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov, he did it problems of gas dynamics and shock-wave processes.

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Andrei Fursenko made a major contribution, not only in theory, writing more than a hundred scientific papers, but also in practice.He, in particular, took part in the preparations for a single flight in November 1988, the orbital spaceship "Buran".
Sergey Fursenko as part of a group of engineers involved in space "Buran".The younger brother, in particular, provides for automatic landing of the spacecraft at the launch site in the Crimea.


After the collapse of the USSR and the authorization for almost any commercial activity talented scientist started, and also successfully combine science and business.At the beginning of the XXI century Andrey became a government official.The first high-ranking positions in the government of Russia for the older brother Fursenko turned the post of Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology.

He Took it in June 2002, and in October next year, Andrei Fursenko was appointed acting minister.The main achievement of one of the heads of the Ministry is the appearance in the federal budget line on the financing of the country's scientific support for the most important national innovation projects.
highest priority scientific and technological innovation project was the metropolitan complex "Skolkovo".Controlling them Andrei Fursenko has launched by clicking the spring of 2012 to work assistant to the president of the country.

before transfer to the Office of the President Fursenko managed to stay in the role of a full-fledged minister.March 9, 2004 to May 21, 2012, he led the Ministry of Education and Science, and in three consecutive cabinets - Mikhail Fradkov, Zubkov and his current boss, Vladimir Putin.Fursenko is remembered by many as an active participant in reforming the education system of the country and a supporter of the integration of universities and research institutes.

Remember him as a minister, who was able to achieve implementation, and as a priority national project "Education".It is with Andrei Fursenko in 2007 the country was finally introduced a system of the exam, the Unified State Exam.Although initially the Minister of Education criticized her harshly.But his idea of ​​the division of school subjects at the primary and secondary support is not found.

That same year, the government approved a bill to develop, including apparatus and Fursenko, Russia's accession to the Bologna Declaration.Its essence is to bring the national higher education to the European standards, the appearance of a Russian university bachelors and masters.

Among the most reasonable proposals Fursenko means, for example, a study in the schools is not the foundations of Orthodoxy, and the history of all religions of the world, to meet, by the way, an angry condemnation from the Russian Orthodox Church.He spoke and for the reform of the Academy of Sciences with the transfer of part of its employees on the contracts.
One interesting reform proposals Andrei Fursenko considered the introduction of additional qualifying examinations for graduates of law schools of the country, who want to work in law enforcement.

Brother 2

graduate of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Sergei Fursenko younger than his brother for five years.Before the Russian period of its history, he is a specialist in electrical devices, also took part in equipping the military-industrial complex new weapons.He worked in his native city engineer and head of the Research Institute of Radio Laboratory.

first serious recognition Fursenko Jr. was at the beginning of the XXI century, when went into business and became the producer of the acclaimed documentary series "Secrets of sunken ships," dedicated vessels lying at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.Sponsor of the series, received from the Ministry of Culture of the prestigious status of "Russian National Film" was "Gazprom", where the son of the academician was soon offered a job.

Fursenko football

In December 2005, "Gazprom" is actually owns the football club "Zenit" (St. Petersburg), sent one of its largest lead managers Board of Directors of FC.After the abolition of the post Sergey became president of the club in the spring and summer of 2008, winning the UEFA Cup and Super Cup.However, technically these achievements command Fursenko to do.After all, just before the most brilliant victories of "Zenith", the club he left, and then led the Russian Football Union.
He left the RAF Sergei Fursenko, criticized by fans and experts, after the unsuccessful Russian national team at the European Championships 2012 and the dialogue on this issue with the fans have supported Vladimir Putin.

most memorable projects third one RFU president was invited to the national team of Dutch coach Dick Advocaat, carried out within the transition of the national championship on the European system of "Autumn Spring", the adoption of unsustainable Code of Honour, as well as a verbal promise to win a house forRussia World Cup 2018.

Currently a member of the executive committee of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the President's Council on Physical Culture Fursenko Jr. is once again working in a system of "Gazprom".And at the same time trying to implement a new idea.This time - in the fashion industry, where he decided to help Russian women dreaming dress and look like a real Italian.


only joint project of brothers Andrei and Sergei Fursenko, but never carried through, was an attempt to introduce the lessons of football in the school curriculum and training for secondary schools teachers qualified players.