Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev (fr. Sergueï Pougatchev) — international investor, public activities, politics, citizen of the French Republic. Doctor of Technical Sciences, full member of the International Engineering Academy. Writer of 3 monographs and 40 research papers.
In the 90s, he was a member of the inner circle of the first President of the RF, B.N. Yeltsin, and was one of the leaders of his campaign staff in 1996. For a long time, he was included in the top 5 lobbyists in Russia, along with the head of the Presidential Administration, the head of the Central Bank.
In 1999, he was one of those who helped to bring Vladimir Putin to power having maintained friendly relations with him from the start of the 90s.
From the start of the 2000s, he was a member of the Franco-Russian government commission.
On 24 December 2001, he was elected as a Senator of the Russian Federation. In this post, S. V. Pugachev served for 10 years— to 4th January 2011
He was born into a military family.
His grandfather on the paternal side (Fyodor Kuzmich Pugachev, 1892) – an officer of the Tsarist army, fought in the First World War with from 1914-17. Staff Officer of the 4th Nesvizhsky Grenadier Regiment of Field Marshal Prince Barclay de Tolly.
In the Soviet era he held command positions in the Red Army. From July 1918, the Commander of the 1st Don Soviet Infantry Division, led the fighting against the troops of General Krasnovo on the northern side of the Tsaritsyn Front. Cavalier of the order of the Red banner.
Not involved in the ranks of the Communist party. Later held positions of command in the Red Army. In his 30s, he was arrested. On 19 November 1941, he was appointed as commander of 22nd Separate Infantry Brigade as part of the second Shock Army of the Volkhov Front. Died on June 25, 1942 near the station Myasnoi Bor.
Grandfather on the maternal side (Konstantin Timofeevich Klochkov, 1906). Held command positions in the Red Army. Commissar of 60 guards 20 guards in the rifle division. Died on 9 September 1942.
Father, Viktor Fyodorovich Pugachev (29 May 1930), from 1943 first year student in first issue of the Kiev Suvorov Military School. Commander of the order of Red Star. Held command positions in airborne troops. From 1973 the first commander of 21st Paratrooper brigade. Retired as Deputy Chief of the department of general tactics and operational art of the Military Academy. Died in 2010 in France.
Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev divorced, with 2 adult sons from his marriage with Galina Pugacheva and 3 children from a British citizen Alexandra Tolstoy (the daughter of the British historian and politician Nikolai Tolstoy) and 5 grandchildren.