Date of Birth: 11/16/1960
Place of birth: Ust-Kamchatsky district Kamchatka Region
In 1982 he graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute, specialty "Industrial and civil construction.
Titles and awards
He was awarded the medal "For Services to the Fatherland" II degree.
He is married and has a son.
He began his career as a foreman at the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine.
In 1987 he was the secretary of the party committee of the trust "Promstroy", soon became secretary of Party Committee of Norilsk.
From 1994 to 1995 - first deputy head of administration of the city of Norilsk.
From 1995 to 2000 - Deputy General Director for Personnel of "Norilsk Mining Company".
In 1997 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
In May 1999 he was elected leader of the "Party of the North."
In April 2000, he was appointed acting head of the city of Norilsk.
elected head of a single municipality "Norilsk" December 10, 2000.
January 26, 2003 was elected governor of Taimyr, he was voted 70% of voters.
Third-party evaluation, characteristics
It Budargin during outright anarchy in Russia, and in the north all manifested especially sharply, organized the purchase of local hunters of fish and meat, which are then exported with virtually no factories. The deal brought mutual benefit, because all the products went to the table, "Norilsk Nickel". And venison was cheaper Australian lamb. (Parliamentary Newspaper, 2003)
Local political elite reacted favorably to the new head of the region. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss said Oleg Budargin very capable person and promising politician. Governor Alexander Khloponin, who only three months ago, he led the Taimyr, apparently ecstatic: "This is a man with whom to work comfortably We already have a certain history of the relationship, so I`m sure we will find a common language. ". (Izvestia, Moscow, 2003)
From the pre-election program. "I promise I will not do anything. The next bath is not build. I have always tried to live according to conscience and honor, so that people remembered the good things that we have done together. I am proud of my biography. You will not be ashamed of the governor of the Taimyr ". (Information Agency NIA, Krasnoyarsk, 2002)
Mayor of Norilsk, and in the past worked in "Norilsk Nickel", and in the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the people said Khloponin successor. Budargin itself is the same way. In fact, he was the candidate of the largest consolidated labor collectives, businesses, non-governmental organizations: requesting to Budargin to join the election campaign were marked, it seems everyone - from students to retirees. The leitmotif of appeals: "County residents can not and should not be worse than the residents of Norilsk Taimyr need you!" (Moscow News, 2002)
In Butargina there is a serious management experience, great achievements in the field of the host city (Norilsk): almost three-fold increase in incomes of public sector employees, a doubling of turnover in trade, the highest level of municipal medicine. It is also known that Budargin accustomed to succeed in everything, and that he - not a stranger on the Taimyr Peninsula, which is quite important in the current campaign. (Agency Delta, Norilsk, 2002)
According to rumors, the election of Mr. Budargin still performing the duties of the mayor was not without bribery of deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the city, than a long time afterwards indignant opposition press. Then the elections were postponed from spring to the end of the year. During this time, all the candidates - Oleg Budargin rivals were cut off from voters uncomplicated technique. It is clear that the majority of voters one way or another involved in the city-forming plant "Norilsk Nickel", and campaigning there were allowed only one candidate - former deputy Human Resources. One of the main theses of his election program was a promise to keep all the money in the city. What fits in the scheme of "every oligarch in the region."