Eduard Rossel

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Eduard Rossel in 2008

Eduard Ergartovich Rossel (Эдуард Эргартович Россель) was the governor (1995–2009) of Sverdlovsk Oblast, an oblast in Russia. He was born on October 8, 1937, and is of German origin. He returned into office in 1995. He is a member of the Federation Council of Russia.

Eduard Rossel was born in Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. In 1962 he graduated from the Urals State University of Mines and received his PhD degree in technical sciences in 1972. Doctor of economics (2001).

Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast since 1991.

Involved in some investigations relating Pavel Fedulev.

Rossel supported Boris Yeltsin during his rise to power. Yeltsin and Rossel became more hostile for a time due to Rossel's demands that Sverdlovsk Oblast have status equal to that of Russia's republics. Rossel eventually returned to Yeltsin's favor, and in January 1996 Rossel won passage of a special bilateral agreement between Moscow and Sverdlovsk.

Honours[edit]

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
    • 1st class (16 November 2009) - for outstanding contribution to strengthening Russian statehood, the socio-economic development of the field and many years of fruitful activity
    • 2nd class (5 April 2004) - for his great personal contribution to the development of Russian statehood and economic and social transformation of the region
    • 3rd class (24 April 2000) - for outstanding contribution to strengthening Russian statehood and the consistent implementation of the course of economic reforms
    • 4th class (20 July 1996) - for services to the state and many years of diligent work
  • Order of Honour (9 October 2007) - for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of the field and many years of fruitful activity
  • Order of the Badge of Honour, twice
    • for achievements in the construction of the first stage of rolling wide-flange beams shop - blooming "1500" Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant named after VI Lenin (April 1975)
    • for the successful completion of the reconstruction of oxygen-converter shop of Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant named after VI Lenin (May 1980)
  • Medal "For Valiant Labor. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin" (November 1969)
  • Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation (12 December 2008) - for active participation in the drafting of the Constitution and a great contribution to the democratic foundations of the Russian Federation
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (Belarus, 8 October 2007) - for his great personal contribution to strengthening and developing economic, scientific, technological and cultural ties between Belarus and Sverdlovsk Oblast of the Russian Federation
  • Order "Dostyk" (Kazakhstan, 2008)
  • Medal "Dank" (Kyrgyzstan, 27 May 1999) - for his significant contribution to strengthening friendship, economic and cultural cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation at the regional level
  • Order "For Services to the State of Baden-Württemberg" (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 2008) - for outstanding contribution to the international inter-regional cooperation
  • Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st (Russian Orthodox Church, 2003) and 2nd (1997) classes
  • Order of St. Sergius, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2000)
  • Order of Saint Blessed Prince Dimitry (Russian Orthodox Church, 2002)
  • Order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 2nd class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2009)
  • Honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and the Sverdlovsk region (Decree of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region № 883-HS, 7 October 2010)
  • Honoured Builder of the RSFSR (1983)

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