Rustam Minnikhanov

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  • Name: Rustam Minnikhanov ( Rustam Minnikhanov )
  • Date of birth: 1 March 1957
  • Age: 59 years
  • Place of birth: village of New Arysh, in Tatarstan
  • Height: 167
  • Activity: state and political figure, President of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Marital status: married

    Rustam Minnikhanov: biography

    Rustam Minnikhanov was born in the village of Novy Arysh March 1, 1957. Though the childhood years, the future politician spent in his native village, with secondary education he went to the capital of Tatarstan – Kazan. There Minnikhanov in 1978 and successfully graduated from the Kazan agricultural Institute, becoming the engineer on the profile of «mechanization of agriculture».

    In Kazan Rustam also received higher education in the local branch of the Moscow Institute of Soviet trade. After training in this Institute, he became a commodity of the highest qualification according to the specialty «commodity and organization of trade in foodstuff». Looking ahead, we note that in 2003 Minnikhanov awarded the title of Doctor of economic Sciences.

    Rustam Minnikhanov in his childhood and youth
    Rustam Minnikhanov in his childhood and youth

    The future President of the Republic of Tatarstan began its ascent on the career ladder as an engineer-diagnostics, which he received in Sabinsky district Association under the title «agriculture» in 1978. Two years after that Rustam Minnikhanov has changed job at the Sabinsky forestry administration, where he worked first as a senior, and then chief electrician.

    In 1983 Minnikhanov has moved from engineering positions to political positions. So, by 1985 he was Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sabinsky district, 1990 – Chairman of the local governments of Arsky district, prior to 1992 – Chairman of the Arsk district Executive Committee, prior to 1993 – first Deputy head of administration of the same Arsky district, and in 1996 – already the head of administration of Vysokogorsky area.

    Rustam Minnikhanov in his youth
    Rustam Minnikhanov (left) in his youth, a | O Kazan

    Since 1996 political career Minnikhanov went to the mountain, and positions in the regional bodies of state power, he was able to give preference of posts in institutions of national scale. In the period from 1996 to 1998, Mr. Minnikhanov held the post of Minister of Finance of the Republic of Tatarstan, and in 1998 became Prime Minister of his native Republic.

    It is noteworthy that in the summer of 1999, when Minnikhanov was already President of the regional government, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC «Tatneft». For reference: the company now accounts for about 40 percent of all financial receipts to the Republican budget. The experts saw the appointment of the Prime Minister Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company the desire of regional leadership as much as possible to control the most profitable enterprises of Tatarstan.

    Rustam Minnikhanov and Mintimer Shaimiev Minitmer
    Rustam Minnikhanov and Mintimer Shaimiev Minitmer | No format

    In 2001, Mintimer Shaimiev, in which Minnikhanov, first became Prime Minister, was re-elected to the post of President of Tatarstan. Retained his post and Mr Minnikhanov to head the new government. In April 2005, when Shaimiev was again re-elected President of the region, Minnikhanov received again the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan in accordance with the resolution of the Republican State Council.

    Kyiv rally

    Kind of dirt on Rustam Nurgalievich (which, however, is not too affected his political career can be called a Kiev rally, organized 22 may 2007 by the office of the enterprise «Ukrtatnafta».

    The event was attended by about two dozen young men who announced themselves to be members of radical nationalist parties in Ukraine. No special demands of the protesters are not nominated, only protested against the «seizure by the government of the Russian Federation of the Kremenchug oil refinery».

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov at the meeting | the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan

    «Ukrainian nationalists» during the campaign spoke in Russian and selflessly accused Vladimir Putin of raiding, shouting appropriate slogans and showing placards with nasty labels. Shortly after the rally, the press has emerged about the fact that the customer of a small but loud presumably stocks was JSC «Tatneft», in the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors which acts Rustam Minnikhanov.

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | Government Of The Republic Of Tatarstan

    Journalists from many publications have suggested that the provocation was necessary «Tatneft» in order to sharpen the small and not too noticeable economic corporate conflict around the company «Ukrtatnafta» and its activities.

    The question without all the noise would go unnoticed, were widely reported and transferred to the political plane. Many saw in this a deliberate aggravation of relations between Ukraine and Russia.

    President Of Tatarstan

    January 22, 2010, Mintimer Shaimiev, who at that time was 73 years (almost 20 years he held the post of President of Tatarstan), announced the withdrawal of his candidacy from the list of candidates for the empowerment of the region. Shaimiev did it on their own for two months before expiration of his mandate. The first President of the Republic thanked the President for the support and trust and said it wants to give way to a younger generation of politicians.

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | tvnz

    On the same day, Dmitry Medvedev, who at that time was President of Russia, has recommended a regional Council to empower the head of the region Rustam Minnikhanov. January 28 this statement was introduced by the state Council, January 29 consideration of the question was appointed on February 4, but directly on 4 February, the candidacy of Rustam Nurgalievich was approved unanimously.

    On March 25, the ceremony of taking the oath and formal entry of the President office of the President of Tatarstan. Powers ended in March 2015, and at the same time the Republican leader was asked to take a position. . The President of the Republic of Tatarstan before the election, which took place on 13 September 2015.

    Rustam Minnikhanov on inauguration
    Rustam Minnikhanov on inauguration | Kazan Federal University

    In this election, Mr Minnikhanov scored 94.4% of the votes, and for 18 Sep 2015, he officially entered the post of regional President.

    In 2015, the year the region took the first place in the National rating of investment climate, based on the results of work of all subjects of the Russian Federation. In 2016, the year the Republic of Tatarstan was back in the first place of this rating.

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | Business Online

    Also worth noting is the first place that took Rustam Minnikhanov in the ranking, compiled on the basis of the analysis of the «friendly policy» pursued by the regional presidents in relation to the representative small and medium business.

    In 2016 year, the domestic development Fund civil society has appreciated the work of the regional governors the effectiveness of the measures taken, and the corresponding rating of Rustam Nurgalievich also took a very honourable third place.

    Rustam Minnikhanov, the Hajj to Mecca
    The Hajj to Mecca | MetroNews

    The Republican head of a lot of talking with the heads of other Moslem regions of the country, particularly among his political friends and the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. In 2013 he undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca, visiting Saudi Arabia from the political visit.

    The President of the Republic of Tatarstan is known for its bold statements and decisions that affect economic, social, political spheres of life of society in its region, and the fact that regularly berates officials, if unhappy with their work, instead of keeping up appearances welfare.

    Computerization of the Republic of

    Rustam Minnikhanov is an ardent admirer of the achievements of scientific-technical progress. From 2010 to 2012, on his initiative as Minister of Informatization and communications of the region, worked as a young specialist Nikolay Nikiforov, the Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation. Partly with his help, Mr Minnikhanov introduced in the region advanced system of «electronic government».

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | tvnz

    All persons holding senior public positions in Tatarstan was supplied with iPhones. Moreover, the President has forbidden his subordinates to use for notes paper, and he spends most of the meeting via video link.

    It should be noted that this is a rather advanced solution, especially for remote areas of the Republic. For the design of public services began to use modern terminals-interactive kiosks, and are located in the region schools purchased laptops.

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | Kazanreporter

    It is noteworthy that the President of Tatarstan also recognizes the merit of virtual social networks in providing timely and reliable information. By his order for the heads of regional offices conducted a closed course of lectures on the proper use of Instagram, Twitter and other popular social networks. Rustam Minnikhanov attended these lectures, along with his subordinates.


    Is popularly known statements Rustam Minnikhanov about manure: in the popular sites you can even find a video where the President of Tatarstan outraged innovation in the field of agriculture.

    We are talking about that since the first of July 2016, the year it was introduced mandatory licensing of waste poultry and livestock. While at the time of utterance of the famous throughout the country documents for the licence was received only by one company – OOO «Kama Bacon».

    As very rightly said Ruslan Minnikhanov, many farms waste poultry and livestock (which include, first and foremost, manure) is not a waste in the truest sense of the word because they are then used as a fertilizer in crop production purposes. The farm in this context is considered as an enterprise for the production of fertilizer, which creates a number of difficulties.

    In conclusion, the President promised to curtail production and to impose fines for ill-considered law in the Republic, no one will.

    The incident with the accident

    However, despite the rather positive image of the Tatarstan President, his reputation not entirely clean, and not the last role in this problem the family Minnikhanov. So, in 2014, Ramil, nephew of the President of Tatarstan, got in an accident on his auto Range Rover in Almetyevsk. He went into the oncoming lane and was hit by 16-year-old pedestrian who was just standing at the bus stop.

    Accident Ramil Minnikhanov
    Accident Ramil Minnikhanov | Moskovsky Komsomolets

    The incident received wide publicity. Ramil Minnikhanov was justified by the fact that he allegedly tried to avoid collision with a male pedestrian, suddenly appeared on the roadway, however, no evidence was found.

    Ramil Minnikhanov
    Ramil Minnikhanov | Moskovsky Komsomolets

    A teenager who was hit by a nephew of the President on an expensive foreign car, died from his injuries. However, the criminal case against Ramil wasn’t brought, because he, according to local police, was not able to avoid collision with the victim.

    Personal life

    First wife of Rustam Minnikhanov (and currently only) – Gulsina Akhatovna. Her main occupation, in addition to family care, today is to support its own prestigious beauty salon called «Luciano Beauty Studio» is located in the capital of Tatarstan.

    Rustam Minnikhanov with his wife
    Rustam Minnikhanov and his | Kommersant

    Your salon is the first lady of the Republic was named after Luciano De’aloya, Italian Barber, which is specially flies to Kazan from Geneva once a month. The cost of services in the cabin – from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. According to the results of 2010 Gulsina Minnikhanov earned more than 8 million rubles per month and was in the TOP 10 richest wives of governors.

    Rustam Minnikhanov's son
    Rustam Minnikhanov’s son Iskander | tvnz

    In the family of the President of Tatarstan were born two sons: Irek Minnikhanov Minnikhanov and Iskander. November 17, 2013 the eldest son of the spouses of Minnihanov died tragically in a plane crash in Kazan. On that day Boeing, on Board of which there were fifty men were burned in the explosion of fuel tanks when you are landing at Kazan airport.

    After the disaster Ruslan Nurgalievich was disappointing. Speaking about the tragedy in Kazan, he was barely holding back tears, and only responsibility for the fate of the whole Republic did not let him down.

    Irek Minnikhanov with his wife
    Irek Minnikhanov wife | Sekunde

    The death of his son, fortunately, did not result in the death of sister-in-law: Irek, as if anticipating the tragedy persuaded his pregnant wife to fly with him. And in 2013, the regional Governor’s granddaughter was born.

    Today Rustam Minnikhanov and his wife more or less coped with the loss, they are raising the younger brother of the deceased firstborn and charming granddaughter. Now Rustam Nurgalievich again dreams about how to grow up, marry a son, and they all healed great and friendly family.


    Growth Minnikhanov is 167 cm and a weight of about 70 kg, while the President of Tatarstan has always been distinguished athletic physique and love of the sport such as racing. He – honored master of sports, a professional racer, winner of many Russian and European racing Championships.

    Rustam Minnikhanov
    Rustam Minnikhanov | 7sportnews

    In addition, the policy plays hockey, and in November 2016 he even took part in international friendly match in Kazan.


    Rustam Minnikhanov

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