Yegor Borisov

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Yegor Borisov
Егор Афанасьевич Борисов
Russian Federation Senator
from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Assumed office
28 September 2018
Preceded byVyacheslav Shtyrov
3rd Head of the Sakha Republic
In office
31 May 2010 – 28 May 2018
(Officially known as President of the Sakha Republic until 24 April 2014)
Preceded byVyacheslav Shtyrov
Succeeded byAysen Nikolaev
Personal details
Born (1954-08-15) 15 August 1954 (age 69)
Churapcha, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyUnited Russia
SpousePraskovya Borisova
ProfessionMechanical Engineer

Yegor Afanasyevich Borisov (Russian: Егор Афанасьевич Борисов; born 15 August 1954) is a Russian politician of Yakut ethnicity. Since May 2018, he has served as an advisor to the government of the Sakha Republic. Previously, he was the governor of the Sakha Republic from 2010 to 2018 and the prime minister of the republic from 2003 to 2010.[1]


Early life[edit]

Borisov was born in Churapcha District, on 15 August 1954 to ethnic Yakut parents, to a family of eight children. His father, Afanasiy Borisov, worked as a poor farmer and mechanic, and struggled financially through Soviet times, while his mother, Praskovya Borisova, worked as a Nurse in Kindergarten school. When Borisov was 12, he said that his father took him hunting in the Taba area, located approximately in 20 kilometers to the west of Churapcha District. His father died of natural causes at the age of 41. From 1971, Borisov joined as a worker at Agricultural Equipment shop to help him survive financially. From early childhood, Borisov was attracted to engineering, and eventually studied engineering at university, graduating with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 1979. Upon graduation from university, Borisov became the head of the shop he worked in, and ended up joining the Communist Party, where he then became the Deputy Chief of Churapcha Regional Administration of Agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Borisov joined the politics of Yakutia.

Political career[edit]

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Borisov, who had a background in the agricultural sector served as a corporate manager for agricultural concerns as well as a deputy minister and minister for agriculture in the region.

In August 2001, he was elected as a deputy to the regional assembly and became the first deputy prime minister for that body in 2002. In 2003, he became the prime minister of the republic.[1]

In May 2010, Governor Vyacheslav Shtyrov stepped down to take a seat on the Federation Council and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Borisov as the acting governor. The republic’s assembly confirmed him in the post in June and he formally became the president of the republic.[1]

In April 2014, President Vladimir Putin accepted Borisov’s request to step down from his post and agreed to end his mandate ahead of term. Putin simultaneously appointed Borisov to be Acting President until an elected president took office.[2] He was previously Prime Minister of the Sakha Republic. Borisov stood as a candidate in the election winning with nearly 59% of the vote.

In May 2018, he resigned as President Of the Sakha Republic and assumed the role as an advisor to the government.[3]


Sanctioned by the UK government in 2022 in relation to Russo-Ukrainian War. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Borisov is married to Praskovya Petrovna, and they have two daughters. Both of Borisov's daughters graduated from Yakutsk State University. One of his daughters is an economist and the other one is a psychologist. Borisov loves hunting and fishing, and martial arts. He also likes reading historical literature and is a fan of the music of the Sakha Republic.


  1. ^ a b c Бывший глава Якутии Егор Борисов назначен государственным советником региона (in Russian). TASS. 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 26 June 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Executive Order on early termination of mandate of President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov". The Kremlin. Kremlin News. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ Бывший глава Якутии Егор Борисов назначен государственным советником региона (in Russian). TASS. 30 May 2018.

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Preceded by President of the Sakha Republic
31 May 2010 – 24 April 2014
Office abolished
New title Head of the Sakha Republic
24 April 2014 - 28 May 2018
Succeeded by