Magomedsalam Magomedov

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Magomedsalam Magomedov
Магомедсалам Магомедалиевич Магомедов
Dmitry Medvedev and Magomedsalam Magomedov, August 2011.jpg
Magomedsalam Magomedov (right) with Dmitry Medvedev
3rd President of Dagestan
In office
February 20, 2010 – January 28, 2013
Prime Minister Magomed Abdulayev
Preceded by Mukhu Aliyev
Succeeded by Ramazan Abdulatipov (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1964-06-01) June 1, 1964 (age 51)
Levashi, Dagestan, RSFSR, USSR
Nationality Dargin
Political party United Russia
Alma mater Dagestan State University
Profession Economist
Religion Sunni Islam
Website Official website

Magomedsalam Magomedaliyevich Magomedov (Russian: Магомедсалам Магомедалиевич Магомедов, b.June 1, 1964) was the President of Dagestan, a federal subject of the Russian Federation found in the North Caucasus region. His appointment by the President of Russia was approved by the parliament of Dagestan on February 10, 2010.[1] Magomedov is an ethnic Dargin. His father, Magomedali Magomedov, served as President of Dagestan between 1987 and 2006.[2] It is his stated ambition as president to consolidate and modernise the republic to counter the threat of Islamic extremism, in particular the attempts made to undermine and terrorise the republic by supporters of the so-called Caucasus Emirate.[3]His resignation was accepted by President Vladimir Putin on January 28, 2013. [4]

Magomedsalam Magomedov has an academic background and distinctly differs from his predecessors who were Soviet-era Communist Party leaders who adapted to changed circumstances. Prior to the presidency, Magomedsalam Magomedov was elected speaker of Dagestan’s parliament in 2006 for a period of one year.[5]


Political offices
Preceded by
Mukhu Aliyev
President of Dagestan
Succeeded by
Ramazan Abdulatipov