Quotes by: Oleg Deripaska
||Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska
2 January 1968
Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR
||Moscow State University, Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics
||Chairman of Supervisory Board of Basic Element Company
||US$3.2 billion (April 2016)
||Polina Deripaska (née Yumasheva); 2 children Alexander Deripaska (1989)Yulia-Olga Deripaska (1990)
Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of Friendship
||Basic Element, Oleg Deripaska
My mum brought me to my first job when I was 12. I started electrical work at her plant. She was an engineer, a technical expert, at one of the plants in the south, and in the summer she brought me in and I learnt how industrial things work: casting, electricity, maintenance, everything.
Don't forget I'm from a military family. I was in special training in the army. I am tall, sporty and - how do you say - you can always protect yourself... I have very strong security.
Long term I do believe internationally there is a huge misunderstanding of Russia.
I was very good in math and physics. In the Soviet time, we had a lot of Olympic-style competitions for different disciplines: I was always winning in my region.