Matryona Antonova Alliluyeva

The Honourable

Matryona Antonova Alliluyeva
Матрёна Антонова Аллилуева

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Prime Minister of Votyalia
Assumed office
13 May 2018
PresidentAndrey Primakov
Preceded byVitaliy Chernyaev
Leader of Progress
Assumed office
27 June 2016
Preceded bySergei Turov
Deputy Leader of Progress
In office
3 November 2014 – 12 February 2016
Preceded byVarfolomei Primakov
Succeeded byTimur Ustinov
Member and Spokesperson for the Liberal-Democratic Union Policy Formulation Unit
In office
11 August 2004 – 18 January 2008
Preceded byPyotr Andreyev (as spokesperson)
Succeeded byDenis Orlov (as spokesperson)
Shadow Cabinet positions
Shadow Minister for the Interior
In office
14 March 2012 – 27 June 2016
Preceded byYevgeniy Kozlovsky
Succeeded bySvetlana Yusupova
Shadow Minister for Education
In office
6 January 2010 – 14 March 2012
Preceded byVictoria Alexeyeva
Succeeded byYevgeniy Kozlovsky
Shadow Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
In office
11 July 2008 – 1 January 2010
Preceded byVladimir Ukhtomsky
Succeeded byVarvara Sysoyeva
Deputy of the State Duma
Assumed office
16 May 2008
ConstituencyKhrestivka-Dymytrove (2008-2014)
Khrestivka-Dymytrove-Zashchita (since 2014)
Personal details
BornMatryona Antonova Alliluyeva
Матрёна Антонова Аллилуева
Matrona Antonova Alliluyeva
12 December 1980 (age 39)
Svyatoy Krest, Volodarske oblast, Votyalia
Political partyProgress (since 2011)
Liberal-Democratic Union (1999-2011)
Nikolay Alexandrovich Alliluyev (m. 2006)
ResidenceAlenichevsky House
Alma materFederal University in Svyatoy Krest (B.A. Politics, Philosophy, and Economics)

Matryona Antonova Alliluyeva (Votyalic: Матрёна Антонова Аллилуева, tr. Matrona Antonova Alliluyeva; b. 12 December 1980) is a Votyalic politician and the incumbent Prime Minister of Votyalia since 2018. First elected to the Votyalic Gosduma in 2008, Alliluyeva had previously worked in policy formulation for the Liberal-Democratic Union, as well as serving in several positions of student politics while attending the Federal University in Svyatoy Krest. Alliluyeva joined the Liberal Democrats in 1999, during her first year at Svyatoy Krest, and caught the attention of then-party leader Kirill Samoylov after the closely contested elections in the Liberal Democratic student wing for 2000-01. The elections, which culminated in Alliluyeva's appointment as an official liaison between the Gosduma and the national student wing, propelled her to spend a year on Samoylov's parliamentary staff, before her appointment to the Policy Formulation Unit in 2004.

Alliluyeva would eventually resign from the Policy Formulation Unit in 2008 after announcing her intention to stand for election to the Gosduma; and while Samoylov had resigned as Liberal-Democratic Union leader due to an ongoing investigation into the party and his role in several issues deemed suspicious to police, he helped ensure her position on the LDU closed party list. Soon after her election, Alliluyeva was appointed to the shadow cabinet of LDU leader Osip Popov as Shadow Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. She would be shuffled to shadowing the powerful Minister of Education in 2010, just before the Liberal Democrats rebranded into Progress in 2011 after the conclusion of the investigations which had begun in 2003. Alliluyeva would be shuffled again to the position of Shadow Minister for the Interior under Sergei Turov, becoming Deputy Leader of Progress in 2014. She would help unseat Turov after a disappointing result in the 2015 general elections, and successfully campaigned to become Leader of Progress in 2016. She was seen as an extraordinarily effective opposition leader by politicians in the Gosduma, playing a key role in the decision to call a snap election in 2018 after the collapse of the Chernyaev government. She became Prime Minister after Progress gained a majority of Gosduma seats, for the first time in over twenty years.

Alliluyeva has acted as a relative moderate, and analysts often place her in the center-to-center-left of Progress deputies. She has used this status to her advantage as Prime Minister, maintaining a strong power-base in her own party while also reaching out to traditionally liberal parties such as the United Republican Party in addition to traditional socialist parties such as Worker's Union and the Democratic Socialists. Her policies include a reversal of the privatization of Votyalia's railways and postal system undertaken by her predecessor, as well as the introduction of new tuition fee regulations and plans to raise spending on Votyalia's universal healthcare system in the face of increasing calls for privatization.

Progress's electoral success in the 2018 snap election led to Alliluyeva's appointment as Prime Minister by President Andrey Primakov on 13 May 2018; she is the third female and youngest Prime Minister in modern Votyalic history, though she is fourth-youngest including Imperial-era premiers. Granted an outright Gosduma majority, Alliluyeva's government is the first by a party of the left or centre-left since the shortlived coalition government of Alexeiy Voloshin from 1991-2. As of the 2018 general election, she was the most popular politician in the country, with an approval rating over 70%.

Early Life



Political Career

Policy Formulation

State Duma

Rise in the Shadow Cabinet

Campaign for Party Leadership

2018 Snap Election


Policies and Stances

Abortion and Reproductive Rights



Foreign Policy


LGBT Rights

Personal Life

Awards and Honors