Sholban Kara-ool

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Sholban Kara-ool
Шолбан Валерьевич Кара-оол
Sholban Kara-ool, February 2009.jpeg
2nd Chairman of the Government of Tuva
Assumed office
6 April 2007
Preceded by Sherig-ool Oorzhak
Personal details
Born (1966-07-18) July 18, 1966 (age 50)
Choddura, Ulug-Khemsky District, Tuva ASSR, RSFSR, USSR
Nationality Tuvan
Children 3
Profession Engineer
Religion Tengriism
Sholban Kara-ool in 2014

Sholban Valeryevich Kara-ool (Russian: Шолбан Валерьевич Кара-оол; Tuvan: Шолбан Валерий оглу Кара-оол), born 18 July 1966 in Choduraa, Tuva, is a Tuvan politician and is the current Chairman of the Government of Tuva.[1]


Kara-ool was born on July 18, 1966 in the village Choduraa Ulug-Khem district of Tuva ASSR, and has spent most of his life in Tuva. He spent several years as a sports instructor, eventually taking up engineering.

Personal Life[edit]

Kara-ool is married, and has three children. In addition to his native Tuvan, he is fluent in Russian and German.


  1. ^ Председатель Правительства Республики Тыва (in Russian). Government of Tuva. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sherig-ool Oorzhak
Chairman of the Government of Tuva
Succeeded by