Aleksey Orlov (politician)

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Aleksey Maratovich Orlov
Алексей Маратович Орлов
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2nd Head of Kalmykia
Assumed office
24 Oct 2010
Preceded by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Personal details
Born (1961-10-09) October 9, 1961 (age 55)
Elista, Kalmyk ASSR, USSR
Nationality Russia
Political party United Russia
Profession Statesman

Aleksey Maratovich Orlov (Russian: Алексей Маратович Орлов) is a Kalmyk politician and current Head of the Republic of Kalmykia.

Early life[edit]

Orlov was born on the 9th of October, 1961 in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia. He is ethnically Kalmyk. In 1984, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of the USSR.

Early career[edit]

From 1984 to 1985, Orlov worked as chief inspector of the association for the export of agrarian products "Selkhozprodexport", Moscow. In 1986, he began work as a plumber at the Moscow plant "Agregat". In 1989, he became department manager, and later the head of the Trade-union center of the MFA service department. In 1991 he began to serve as Director General, Vice Manager of the Soviet-Yugoslav Joint Venture Company JSC "Sov-Yug" , a position which he held until 1994. From August 1994 to January 1995, he was Vice Manager at CJSC "Poisk". From February 1995 to July 1995 he worked as Director General of the Russian-Italian Joint Venture Company CJSC "MAG".

Political career[edit]

From May 1995 to January 2003 Orlov was Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kalmykia to the RF President and Deputy Chair of the Republic of Kalmykia, Moscow; from January 2003 to October 2010 First Deputy Chair of the Republic of Kalmykia - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kalmykia to the Russian Federation President.[1]

On September 21, 2010 President Dmitry Medvedev proposed his candidature as Head of Kalmykia from a list of four candidates submitted by the United Russia Party. On September 28th he was confirmed by the legislature, the People's Khural of Kalmykia. On October 24 he took office, succeeding his predecessor Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.[2] He was relected president with more than 80 percent of the vote in 2014.


Justin Corfield - The History of Kalmykia: from Ancient times to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Aleksey Orlov (2015). ISBN 978-1-876586-29-4. This book covers the history of Kalmykia and the Kalmyks, and draws on a long interview with Aleksey Orlov, and also with some of his friends and colleagues in Chapter 5: Aleksey Orlov and the continued development of Kalmykia.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official Biography of Alexey Orlov, retrieved on August 27, 2011
  • [2] - Nomination and Biography of Alexey Orlov

Preceded by
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Head of the Republic of Kalmykia