Yegor Borisov

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Yegor Borisov
Егор Афанасьевич Борисов
Egor Borisov, January 2011.jpeg
3rd President of the Republic of Sakha
In office
31 May 2010 – 24 April 2014, now acting President until election.
Preceded by Vyacheslav Shtyrov
Personal details
Born (1954-08-15) August 15, 1954 (age 60)
Churapchinsky District, Yakut ASSR RSFSR, USSR
Political party United Russia
Spouse(s) Praskovya Borisova
Profession Mechanical Engineer
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Yegor Afanasyevich Borisov (Sakha: Дьөгүөр Аппанаас уолун Барыыһап; Russian: Егор Афанасьевич Борисов) (born August 15, 1954) is a Russian politician of Yakut ethnicity, who is serving as the president of the Sakha Republic, a federal subject of Russia.[1] He took office on May 31, 2010 after Vyacheslav Shtyrov left office. On 24 April 2014, President Putin accepted Mr Borisov’s request to step down from his post and agreed to end his mandate ahead of term. Mr Putin simultaneously appointed Mr Borisov to be Acting President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) until an elected president takes office.[2] He was previously prime minister of the Sakha Republic.


Borisov was born in Churapchinsky District, on 15 August 1954 to ethnic Yakut parents, to a family of 8 children. His father, Afanasiya Borisov, worked as a poor farmer and mechanic, and struggled financially through Soviet times, while his mother, Praskovya Borisova, worked as a Nurse in Kindergarten school. When Borisov was 12, he said that his father took him hunting in the Taba area, located approximately in 20 kilometers to the west of Churapchinsky District. His father died of natural causes at the age of 41. From 1971, Borisov joined as a worker at Agricultural Equipment shop to help him survive financially. From early childhood, Borisov was attracted to engineering, and eventually studied engineering at university, graduating with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 1979. Upon graduation from university, Borisov became the head of the shop he worked in, and ended up joining the Communist Party, where he then became the Deputy Chief of Churapchchinsky Regional Administration of Agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Borisov joined the politics of Yakutia, where he worked as the Republic's Prime Minister before he became president.

Personal Life[edit]

Borisov is married to Praskovya Petrovna, and they have two daughters. Both of Borisov's daughters graduated from Yakutsk State University. One of his daughters is an economist and the other one is a psychologist. Borisov loves hunting and fishing, and martial arts. He also likes reading historical literature and is a fan of the music of the Sakha Republic.


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Preceded by
Vyacheslav Shtyrov
President of the Sakha Republic