Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov
|Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov
Александр Николаевич Ткачёв
|Governor of Krasnodar Krai|
December 3, 2000 – incumbent
|Preceded by||Nikolai Kondratenko|
December 23, 1960 |
Vyselki, Krasnodar Krai, USSR
|Political party||United Russia|
|Alma mater||Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute|
|Religion||Russian Orthodox Church |
He was elected to Krasnodar Krai's legislative assembly in 1994. Subsequently, he was elected to the State Duma of Russia in 1995 and re-elected in 1999. He was elected governor of Krasnodar Krai on December 3, 2000 and was re-elected on March 14, 2004. Preceded by Nikolay Kondratenko. He is a graduate of the Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute.  The Financial Times describes him as one of Vladimir Putin's "most loyal lieutenants".
Tkachyov has been an advocate for building a dam across the Kerch Strait, between Krasnodar Krai and Ukraine.  Tkachyov is also known for his strong stand against illegal immigration in Russia. Some commentators interpret his remarks as racist, particularly against the Meskhetians.
On August 2, 2012 Tkachyov announced plans to deploy a paramilitary force of Cossacks in Krasnodar Krai beginning September, 2012 as vigilantes to discourage internal immigration by Muslim Russians. In a speech to police he stated, "What you can't do, the Cossacks can. We have no other way—we shall stamp it out, instill order; we shall demand paperwork and enforce migration policies."
- Jack Farchy et al. (18 December 2014). "Vladimir Putin predicts Russian rebound to take 2 years". ft.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- Ellen Barry (August 3, 2012). "Russian Governor Signs Up Cossacks to Police Migrants". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
|Governor of Krasnodar Krai
5 January 2001-present
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