|Minister of Internal Affairs|
24 December 2003 – 21 May 2012
Acting: 24 December 2003 – 9 March 2004
|Prime Minister||Mikhail Kasyanov
Viktor Khristenko (Acting)
Viktor Zubkov (Acting)
|Preceded by||Boris Gryzlov|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Kolokoltsev|
10 August 1956 |
Zhetikara, Soviet Union
|Political party||United Russia|
|Alma mater||Kuusinen State University now Petrozavodsk State University|
|Awards||Order of Honour|
Early life and education
He was born in Zhetikara, Kazakh SSR, on 8 October 1956. 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".
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.
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
- Alexey Eremenko (21 May 2012). "Unpopular Russian Interior Minister Replaced in Reshuffle". RIA Novosti (Moscow). Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "Scandal-Plagued Interior Minister Appointed To Security Council". OCCRP. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- News Islam news (in Russian)
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