Nikolay Fyodorov (politician)

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Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov
Николай Васильевич Фёдоров
Николай Фёдоров, 30 марта 2015 года.jpeg
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council
Assumed office
30 September 2015
President Vladimir Putin
Presidential Counselor
In office
22 April 2015 – 27 September 2015
Minister of Agriculture
In office
21 May 2012 – 22 April 2015
Preceded by Yelena Skrynnik
Succeeded by Aleksandr Tkachyov
1st President of the Chuvash Republic
In office
21 January 1994 – 29 August 2010
Succeeded by Mikhail Ignatyev
Minister of Justice
In office
Preceded by Vladimir Abolentsev (under RSFSR)
Succeeded by Yuri Kalmykov
Personal details
Born (1958-09-05) 5 September 1958 (age 58)
Chedino, Chuvash ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political party United Russia
Other political
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Spouse(s) Svetlana Yuryevna Fyodorova

Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Фёдоров, Chuvash: Фёдоров Николай Васильевич, Fyodorow Nikolay Wasilyewich; born 9 May 1958 in Chedino, Chuvash ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a former President of the Chuvash Republic in Russia. He has been the minister of agriculture since 21 May 2012 until April 2015. Previously, he was the justice minister of Russia from 14 July 1991 to 24 March 1993, and was the President of Chuvash Republic from 21 January 1994 to August 2010. He was a supporter of market reforms and was reelected in 1998 and 2001.

Fyodorov opposed Russian President Boris Yeltsin's policies in Chechnya and Vladimir Putin's 2000 federal reform initiatives.[1]

He is an ethnic Chuvash. He is married and has one son and a daughter. His son Vasily is a lawyer. In addition to his native Chuvash, he speaks Russian and German.

Fyodorov (right) with his Hungarian colleague Sándor Fazekas (center) - OMÉK, 2013

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ Robert W. Orttung; Danielle N. Lussier; Anna Paretskaya (2000). The republics and regions of the Russian Federation: a guide to politics, policies, and leaders. M. E. Sharpe. pp. 104–106. ISBN 978-0-7656-0559-7. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 


Political offices
Preceded by
President of the Chuvash Republic
21 January 1994 – 29 August 2010
Succeeded by
Mikhail Ignatyev