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Rashid Nurgaliyev

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Preceded by  Boris Gryzlov
Name  Rashid Nurgaliyev
Party  United Russia

Political party  United Russia
Resigned  May 21, 2012
Religion  Russian Orthodoxy
Awards  Order of Honour
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Prime Minister  Mikhail Kasyanov Viktor Khristenko (Acting) Mikhail Fradkov Viktor Zubkov Vladimir Putin Viktor Zubkov (Acting) Dmitry Medvedev
Born  10 August 1956 (age 59) Zhetikara, Soviet Union (now Kazakhstan) (1956-08-10)
Alma mater  Kuusinen State University now Petrozavodsk State University
Role  Former Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Education  Petrozavodsk State University
Previous office  Ministry of Internal Affairs (2003–2012)
Similar People  Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Alexander Bortnikov, Mikhail Fradkov, Boris Gryzlov, Nikolai Patrushev

Succeeded by  Vladimir Kolokoltsev

Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliyev (Russian: Рашид Гумарович Нургалиев Tatar: Рәшит Гомәр улы Нургалиев) is a Russian general and politician who served as Russia's interior minister from 2003 to 2012.


Early life and education

Nurgaliyev was born in Zhetikara, Kazakh SSR, on 8 October 1956 and is of Volga Tatar ethnicity. He graduated from Kuusinen State University in Petrozavodsk in 1979. He later received a doctoral degree in economics. His thesis was on the “economic aspects of the formation of business undertakings in modern Russia".


From 1981 to 1995 he worked in the KGB Directorate of Karelia and its successor, Security Ministry of Karelia, in 1992-1994 led by Nikolai Patrushev.

In 1995 he moved to Moscow and was appointed chief inspector of the Inspectorial Directorate of FSK (FSB) and head of a section of FSB Internal Security Department led by Nikolai Patrushev.

In 2002 he became first deputy minister of interior of Russia. In 2003 he became minister of the MVD. He was removed from office on 21 May 2012 and Vladimir Kolokoltsev replaced him in the post. Two days after his dismissal he was made deputy secretary of the Security Council on 23 May.

He holds the rank of Army General.

Personal life

Nurgaliyev is married and has two children. Dr Nurgaliyev is an Orthodox Christian.

Honours and awards

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd and 4th classes
  • Order of Honour
  • Order of Saint Righteous Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, 1st class (2005, Russian Orthodox Church)
  • Order of Akhmad Kadyrov (2006, Chechen Republic)
  • Honorary Citizen of the Republic of Karelia
  • Yuri Andropov Award
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan"
  • Medal for Distinction in Military Service, 2nd class
  • Medal of Merit in the conduct of national census
  • Jubilee Medal "100 Years of the Trans-Siberian Railway"
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"
  • Jubilee Medal "70 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
  • Medal for Strengthening Military Cooperation(Defence)
  • Medal "200 Years of the Ministry of Defence"
  • Medal "For Military Merit" (MIA)
  • Medal "For Impeccable Service", 1st class
  • References

    Rashid Nurgaliyev Wikipedia

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