|Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimiev
Минтимер Шәрип улы Шәймиев
Минтимер Шарипович Шаймиев
|1st President of Tatarstan|
June 12, 1991 – March 25, 2010
|Succeeded by||Rustam Minnikhanov|
January 20, 1937 |
Anyakovo, Tatar ASSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||United Russia|
|Spouse(s)||Sakina Shakirovna Shaimieva|
Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimiev (Tatar Cyrillic: Минтимер Шәрип улы Шәймиев, Latin: Mintimer Şärip ulı Şäymiev [ˌmintiˈmɘr ʃæˌripuˈlɯ ʃæɪˈmiəf]; Russian: Минтиме́р Шари́пович Шайми́ев) (born January 20, 1937) was the first President of Tatarstan, a republic within Russia. He is an ethnic Tatar. He became President on June 12, 1991, and was re-elected three times, on March 24, 1996, on March 25, 2001, and on March 25, 2005.
Saying that he wanted to make way for a new generation of leadership—in accordance with a call from President Dmitry Medvedev—Shaimiev told Medvedev in January 2010 that he did not want to be nominated for another term as President of Tatarstan. He said that Rustam Minnikhanov, the Prime Minister of Tatarstan, was his preferred successor. Medvedev then nominated Minnikhanov to succeed Shaimiev on 27 January 2010.
Honours and awards
- Order of Lenin (1966)
- Order of the October Revolution (1976)
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1971)
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (1987)
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
- 1st class (20 January 2007) - for outstanding contribution to strengthening Russian statehood, and socio-economic development
- 2nd class (17 January 1997) - for his great personal contribution to strengthening and development of Russian statehood, friendship and cooperation between nations
- 3rd class (6 February 2010) - for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of the long and diligent work
- PM pistol award (20 January 2002)
- Sword inscribed "East" (a replica of Iranian sabre "Shamshir" of the 16th century)
- Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation (12 December 2008) - for active participation in the drafting of the Constitution and a great contribution to the democratic foundations of the Russian Federation
- Order "For merits before Republic of Tatarstan" (2010)
- Order "Honor and Glory", 2nd class (Abkhazia, 2003) - for his significant contribution to strengthening peace and friendly relations in the Caucasus and the active help and support for Abkhazia
- Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 1997)
- Order of St. Sergius, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2005)
- Breastplate of the Foreign Ministry of Russia "for contribution to international cooperation" (2007)
- Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation (1997)
- State Prize for peace and progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005)
- Honorary Citizen of Kazan (2005)
- Order of Honour "Al-Fahr", 1st class (June 2005)
- International Prize of King Faisal (Saudi Arabia) - "for his contribution to the revival of Islamic culture" (2007)
- Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
- Olympic Order (2008) - "for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Olympic movement."
- Order of Friendship, 1st class (Kazakhstan, 2010)
- co-spelled Shaymiev, Shaymiyev and Shaeymiev, also Sharip uly instead of Sharipovich
- United Russia: Nine years later, Oleg Artyukov, Pravda.Ru, 2 December 2001.Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Alexandra Odynova and Alexander Bratersky, "Tatarstan President Quits As Kremlin Revamps Regions", The St. Petersburg Times, Issue #1542, 26 January 2010.
- "Medvedev nominates Minnikhanov as new president of Tatarstan", ITAR-TASS, 27 January 2010.
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