Russian politician, agrarian economist. Professor of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Deputy of the State Duma of the first convocation (1993—1995). Vice Minister of Economy of Russia (1995—2000), member of the Federation Council from the Kostroma region (2001—2004).
Mr Starikov was the head of the Agro-Industrial Policy Committee, a member of the Federation Council’s Rules Committee, Information Policy Committee.
An expert of the Moscow Economic Forum.
Received a Letter of Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.