Andrey Nelidov

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Andrey Vitalyevich Nelidov
Андре́й Вита́льевич Нели́дов
Andrey Nelidov, January 2011.jpeg
2nd Head of the Republic of Karelia
In office
June 30, 2010 – May 22, 2012
Preceded by Sergey Katanandov
Succeeded by Alexander Khudilainen
Personal details
Born (1955-04-21) April 21, 1955 (age 62)
Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR
Nationality Karelian
Political party United Russia
Profession Industrial Engineer
Religion Russian Orthodox Church

Andrey Vitalyevich Nelidov (Russian: Андре́й Вита́льевич Нели́дов) is the former President of the Republic of Karelia in Russia. He came into power after Sergey Katanandov left office in 2010 for personal reasons, but resigned in 2012.


Andrei Nelidov is an industrial engineer. His career began in 1996 as vice-governor of Leningrad Oblast and Chairman of the Committee on Forestry. For a while, he was president of the White Sea-Omega Shipping Company. In 2001, he returned as a member of the Parliament of the Leningrad Oblast. In 2004, Nelidov was Vice-President of the Parliament. Following the resignation of Sergei Katanandov, Nelidov came in office in June 2010, initially as an acting president. On July 2010, he was nominated as the new president of Karelia. He resigned on May 2012.