|Murtaza Gubaydullovich Rakhimov|
Муртаза Губайдуллович Рахимов
Мортаза Ғөбәйҙулла улы Рәхимов
|1st President of Bashkortostan|
December 12, 1993 – July 15, 2010
|Succeeded by||Rustem Khamitov|
February 7, 1934|
Tavakanovo, Kugarchinsky District, Bashkir ASSR, RSFSR, USSR
|Political party||United Russia|
|Spouse(s)||Luiza Galimovna Rakhimova|
|Alma mater||Ufa Oil Institute|
Murtaza Gubaydullovich Rakhimov (Russian: Муртаза́ Губайду́ллович Рахи́мов; Bashkir: Мортаза Ғөбәйҙулла улы Рәхимов; born February 7, 1934) is a Russian politician of Bashkir ethnicity who served as the first President of Bashkortostan, a republic within Russia, from 1993 to 2010.
After graduating from the Ufa Oil Technical School began working at the Ufa refinery named XXII Congress of the CPSU.
In 1989, Rakhimov was elected deputy of the USSR, and in the same year, he was appointed Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
In November 1993, Rakhimov was nominated as a candidate for deputy of the Federation Council, and in December the same year, Rakhimov was popularly elected the first President of Bashkortostan.
On June 14, 1998, he was reelected to the post of President of Bashkortostan for a second term.
On December 21, 2003 in accordance with the Federal law "About main guarantees of electoral rights and rights on participation in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation" Rakhimov was elected as the President of Bashkortostan for athird time.
Rakhimov was a member of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (1993–2001).
At present he is a member of the Council of State of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Council of Bashkortostan Republic and the Presidential Council of Bashkortostan Republic, the Chairman of the interdepartmental Council of the public security of Bashkortostan Republic.
Rakhimov is married to Luiza Galimovna Rakhimova, and has one son, Ural Rakhimov. His son is one of the wealthiest men in Russia, having a fortune of at least $500 million in wealth, and is not married. Rakhimov's official biographer has noted that Rakhimov likes music, fiction, and physical culture.
M.G. Rakhimov is awarded with the Order of Honour (1980), the Order of the Labour Red Banner (1986), Friendship of people (1994), "For merits before Fatherland" of I (2010) and II degree (1999), the Order of sacred Pious tsarevitch Moscow Dimitriy and Uglich wonder-worker (1999), "For merits before Republic Bashkortostan" (2000), "For the benefit of Fatherland" by the name of V.N.Tatishchev (the Russian academy of natural sciences) (2002), of Peter the Great (public fund "The best managers of an epoch") (2002), of Salavat Yulaev (2004). Moreover in 1996, 1999 and 2004 M.G.Rahimov was thanked officially on behalf of the President of RF. He was awarded to the Certificate of Honour of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2001), the Certificate of Honour of the Government RF (2002), the premium "Russian National Olympus" in the nomination "President 2002–2003", the Honourable national sign "the Leader of the Russian economy" (2004). He is conferred the honorary ranks of "the Deserved rationalizer of RSFSR" (1974) and "the Deserved oilman of Bashkiria" (1977).
- "Russia Strongman to Retire as Kremlin Replaces Regional Leaders", The New York Times, July 13, 2010.
- The biography of Murtaza Rakhimov Archived August 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
| President of Bashkortostan
December 17, 1993–July 15, 2010