Vladimir Leonov was born on 25 August 1977 in Kazan. In 2000 he graduated from Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute. He holds a PhD in Economics. In various years he was employed as Deputy Director of Creative youth public organisation of the Republic of Tatarstan, Director of the television creative association, Director General of the Universiade Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate and FC Rubin Director General. During 2014, Mr. Leonov was an Aide to the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. On 17 September 2014 Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov signed a decree appointing Vladimir Leonov to the post of the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan.
2000 Bachelor in Economics, Kazan Institute of Economics and Finance (Kazan, Russia)
2012 PhD in Economics
1999-2000 Expert of the department for financial and management accounting, audit, taxation, Consultation Expertise Appraisal LLC
2000-2001 Deputy Director of Creative Youth Public Organisation of the Republic of Tatarstan
2001-2002 Chief Expert of the department for operations of organised securities market of Ak Bars Bank Treasury
2002-2007 Director of the television creative association
2007-2008 Chairman of the "Committee for External Relations and Tourism of the Executive Committee of Kazan city municipality"
2008-2009 Director of the Universiade 2013 Directorate Municipal Unitary Enterprise
2009-2013 Director General of the “Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013”
2013-2014 Director General of the Rubin Football Club
2014-2014 Aide to the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
2014 – 2018 Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan
2018 – to the present day Minister of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan