Oleg Belaventsev

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Oleg Belaventsev
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Plenipotentiary of the North Caucasian Federal District
Assumed office
July 28, 2016
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Sergey Melikov
Plenipotentiary of the Crimean Federal District
In office
March 21, 2014 – July 28, 2016
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1949-09-15) September 15, 1949 (age 67)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Nationality Russian
Political party Independent
Alma mater Sevastopol Naval School
Profession Military officer, diplomat
Religion Russian Orthodox Church
Military service
Allegiance  Russia
Service/branch  Russian Navy
Years of service 1971–present
Rank Vice admiral

Oleg Yevgenyvich Belaventsev (Russian: Олег Евгеньевич Белавенцев) (born September 15, 1949 in Moscow) is a Russian naval officer (Vice-admiral) and political figure.

On March 21, 2014, Belaventsev was appointed Presidential envoy (Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District) of the newly created Crimean Federal District.[1] His appointment coincided with the formation of the new federal district.[2] Belaventsev is considered politically close to the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.[3]

On 28 July 2016, the Crimean Federal District was abolished and merged into the Southern Federal District in order to "improve the governance". On the same day, Belaventsev was appointed the presidential envoy in North Caucasian Federal District.[4]