|Rustem Zakievich Khamitov
Рустэм Заки́евич Хами́тов
Рөстəм Зəки улы Хəмитов
|2nd President of Bashkortostan|
July 19, 2010
|Preceded by||Murtaza Rakhimov|
August 15, 1954 |
Drachenino, Leninsk-Kuzentsky, Kemerovo region, RSFSR, USSR
|Political party||United Russia|
|Spouse(s)||Gulshat Gafurovna Khamitova|
Rustem Zakievich Khamitov (Russian: Рустэм Заки́евич Хами́тов; Bashkir: Рөстəм Зəки улы Хəмитов) is the second President of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, who succeeded the long-time ruler Murtaza Rakhimov after his apparent resignation in 2010.
Khamitov was born to ethnic Bashkir parents. His father, Zaki Salimovich Khamitov (1930–1993), worked as a professor, and was a doctor of technical sciences. His mother Raisa Siniyatulovna, worked as a mathematics teacher, and is now retired. Khamitov was an Honored engineer of the Republic of Bashkortostan. He was the dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Mechanization of the Bashkir State. He also has worked in the Agricultural University between 1973–1980. His younger brother, Rashid Khamitov, lives in Ufa and works as a driver.
Khamitov is married to Gulshat Khamitova, and they have two children. His son, Kamil is an engineer, whereas his daughter is an employee in a Tourism company. Both of Khamitov's children live in Moscow. Besides his native Bashkir, he is fluent in Russian and English. His hobbies are reading books, listening to music, skiing, caving, rafting on the rivers of Bashkortostan.