Minnikhanov, Rustam Nurgalievich


Name: Rustam Minnikhanov

Middle name: Nurgalievich

Birthday: March 1, 1957 (62 years old)

Place of Birth: from. New Arysh, Tatarstan

Height: 167 cm

Weight: 70 kg

Eastern horoscope: Cock

Political career of Rustam Minnikhanov

Since 1983, Minnikhanov worked as a deputy. Head of the Board of the Sabinsky district. After 2 years, Rustam Nurgalievich became the head of the board of the Arsky district, in 1990 - the chairman of the Arsky district executive committee, and in 1992 - the first deputy. Head of the administration of the Arsky district. From 1993 to 1996, Minnikhanov headed the administration of the Alpine region.

In 1996, Minnikhanov took the post of Minister of Finance of Tatarstan, and in 1998 he was appointed head of the government of the republic. As Prime Minister, in June 1999 he was elected head of the Board of Directors of OAO TATNEFT.

On April 29, 2005, the State Council of the Republic approved Rustam Minnikhanov as Prime Minister of Tatarstan. The positive results of Minnikhanov’s work did not go unnoticed by President Dmitry Medvedev, who, on January 22, 2010, made a statement that he approved the candidacy of Rustam Minnikhanov for the presidency of the republic.

After 6 days, Minnikhanov’s candidacy was submitted to the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, and on February 4, the Presidium of the State Council unanimously approved it.

On March 25, 2010, Minnikhanov took the oath and formally took the post of president of the Republic of Tatarstan. And 5 years later, 1 day before the end of his term of office (March 24, 2015), Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Minnikhanov take the position of and. about. Tatarstan President before the upcoming elections.

On September 13, 2015, Rustam Minnikhanov won the election of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan with 94.4% of the vote.


Born in 1957 in the village of New Arysh, Rybno-Slobodsky District, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. His father, Nurgali Minnikhanovich (1930-2001), from 1962 to 1990 was the director of the Sabinsky timber industry enterprise.

In 1978 he graduated from the Kazan Agricultural Institute with a degree in agricultural mechanization, qualification as a mechanical engineer.

In 1978-1980 - Diagnostic engineer of the Sabinsky district association "Agricultural equipment".

In 1980-1983 - Senior power engineer, chief power engineer of Sabinsky timber industry enterprise.

1986 - graduated from the Kazan branch of the Moscow Institute of Soviet Trade with a degree in Commodity Science and Organization of Trade in Food Products, qualification as a Commodity Expert.

In 2001 he defended his doctoral dissertation in economics (Doctor of Economics).

State service

In 1983-1985 - Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Sabinsky district.

In 1985-1990. - Chairman of the Board of the Arsky district.

in 1990-1992 - Chairman of the Arsky district executive committee.

In 1992-1993 - First Deputy Head of the Administration of the Arsky District.

In 1993-1996 - Head of the administration of the Vysokogorsky district.

Head of the Government of Tatarstan

In 1998, he headed the government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In June 1999, as Prime Minister, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tatneft Open Joint Stock Company. The election of the Prime Minister to the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tatneft, which provides about 40% of Tatarstan’s budget revenues, according to experts, reflects the desire of the state government to gain greater control over the financial flows of the largest enterprises.

In May 2001, he again headed the government of the republic, formed after the re-election of Mintimer Shaimiev to the post of president of Tatarstan.

On April 29, 2005, by a resolution of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, it was again approved by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.

President of the Republic of Tatarstan

On January 22, 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, after Mintimer Shaimiev’s withdrawal, announced that he would recommend that the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan empower the President of the Republic of Tatarstan with the current Prime Minister of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov. On January 28, 2010, it was announced that Minnikhanov would be nominated for consideration by the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. On January 29, 2010, the Presidium of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan scheduled the consideration of the issue of empowering Minnikhanov with the powers of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on February 4, 2010. On February 4, 2010, the RT State Council unanimously approved Minnikhanov’s candidacy for the post of President of the RT. The inauguration ceremony of Rustam Minnikhanov took place on March 25, the day the powers of Mintimer Shaimiev expired.

On March 25, 2010, Rustam Minnikhanov took the oath of office and officially took office as President of the Republic of Tatarstan.

According to the results of the study of “friendly politics” of the leaders of Russian regions towards entrepreneurs, conducted in 2012, Rustam Minnikhanov took 1st place.

On March 24, 2015, the day before the end of his term of office, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Minnikhanov act as head of the republic before being elected in the next election, expected in September on a single voting day. In the presidential elections in Tatarstan on September 13, 2015, Minnikhanov won 94.4% of the vote. On September 18, he took office for a second term.

Since the start of the National Rating of the State of the Investment Climate in the Subjects of the Russian Federation in 2015, the Republic of Tatarstan, under the leadership of Rustam Minnikhanov, took 1st place, then also confirmed leadership in 2016, as well as in 2017.

In a civil society development fund published in 2016 by the Governor’s Development Rating, Rustam Minnikhanov ranks third.

He is a supporter of the active introduction of modern information technologies in the functions of public administration.

In July 2017, according to a study by the Russian Bloggers Research Agency, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov was among the three most socially active regional statesmen (the rating was headed by the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov).

Property and income

The family income of R.N. Minnikhanov in 2011 amounted to 11 million rubles. The Minnikhanov family owns real estate with a total area of ​​564 m² and 21.9 hectares of land. In 2010, the president’s family income amounted to 15.5 million rubles.

According to the results of 2016, it took the third line in the ranking of government officials' income “Power and Money” by Forbes magazine with the amount of 2.358 billion rubles.

According to the declaration published in May 2018, the total income of the four Minnikhanovs in 2017 amounted to 145 million rubles.

A family

Wife - Minnikhanova Gulsina Akhatovna (born 1969). She owns the elite Kazan beauty salon "Luciano Beauty Studio". With an income of 8.1 million rubles received in 2010, Gulsina Minnikhanova was one of the ten richest wives of governors. At the end of 2016, published by Forbes, topped the ranking of the richest wives of Russian officials with an income of 2.351 billion rubles.

Sons: Irek (03/04/1989 - 11/17/2013, died in a plane crash in Kazan) and Iskander (born in 2008). On December 17, 2013, the widow of Irek Minnikhanov, Anthony Gishar, gave birth to a daughter, the granddaughter of Rustam Nurgalievich.

He has two brothers. As of January 2014, Rifkat is the head of the GBU “Road Safety” of the Republic of Tatarstan source not specified 759 days , Rais - head of the municipality "Sabinsky municipal district" of the Republic of Tatarstan


Rustam Minnikhanov - Honored Master of Sports of the Russian Federation. He is a great motorsport enthusiast and a professional racing driver, regularly participating in Tatarstan, Russian and international competitions, including the European Championships. In 2001, he was the winner of the prestigious Silver Boat Race. In 2001, 2002 and 2003, he became the champion of Russia in autocross in the top class D2. In 2004 and 2005 he became the bronze medalist of the European Championship in autocross in the top class D1. Multiple winner of the Russian championships in autocross, rally-cross-country and winter track racing. Having become the President of Tatarstan, he continues to participate in individual motorsport competitions. Multiple laureate and winner of the Cups of the President of Tatarstan in autocross and rally-cross, including being the President of Tatarstan.

Freely controls a helicopter.

Rustam Minnikhanov: biography

Rustam Nurgalievich was born in 1957, March 1. His native village is New Artysh. The boy is not the only child in the family. He has an older brother Rifkat (now the head of the traffic police department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan) and a younger Rais (today the head of the Municipal Formation in the Sabinsky Municipal District of the Republic of Tatarstan). In 1962, the family decided to move to the Sabinsky district, where his father was offered a high position. Nurgali Midhadovich became director of the Sabinsky timber industry and worked at this post for 28 years. The mother of the future president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, worked as a teacher in one of the kindergartens.


Rustam Minnikhanov was born in the village of New Arysh on March 1, 1957. Although the future politician spent his childhood in his native village, he went to secondary capital for special education in the capital of Tatarstan - Kazan. There, Minnikhanov in 1978 successfully graduated from the Kazan Agricultural Institute, becoming a mechanical engineer in the field of "agricultural mechanization."

In Kazan, Rustam also received higher education: at the local branch of the Moscow Institute of Soviet Trade. Having completed training at this institute, he became a highly skilled merchandiser in the profile of “merchandising and organization of food trade”. Looking a little ahead, we note that in 2003 Minnikhanov received the well-deserved title of Doctor of Economic Sciences.

Rustam Minnikhanov in childhood and youth

The future president of the Republic of Tatarstan began his ascent on the career ladder with the position of diagnostic engineer, which he received in the Sabinsky district association under the name "Agricultural Equipment" in 1978. Two years later, Rustam Nurgalievich changed his job to the Sabinsky timber industry, where he worked first as a senior, and then as a chief power engineer.

In 1983, Minnikhanov moved from engineering to political posts. So, until 1985 he was the deputy head of the board of the Sabinsky district, until 1990 - the head of the local authorities of the Arsky district, until 1992 - the chairman of the district executive committee of the Arsky district, until 1993 - the first deputy head of the administration of the same Arsky district, and until 1996 years - already the head of the administration in the Vysokogorsky district.

Rustam Minnikhanov (left) in his youth | About Kazan

Since 1996, Minnikhanov’s political career has gone uphill, and he was able to prefer posts in republican institutions to posts in district government bodies. In the period from 1996 to 1998, Rustam Nurgalievich worked as the Minister of Finance of Tatarstan, and in 1998 became the Prime Minister of his native republic.

It is noteworthy that in the summer of 1999, when Minnikhanov was already the head of the regional government, he was also elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Tatneft. For reference: this enterprise now provides about 40 percent of all financial revenues to the republican budget. Specialists saw in the appointment of the Prime Minister as the head of the company's board of directors the desire of the regional leadership to control the most profitable enterprises of Tatarstan as much as possible.

In 2001, Mintimer Shaimiev, in which Minnikhanov initially became Prime Minister, was re-elected to the post of President of Tatarstan. Rustam Nurgalievich also retained his post, leading the new government of the republic. In April 2005, when Shaimiev was re-elected to the post of president of the region, Minnikhanov again received the post of Prime Minister of Tatarstan in accordance with the decree of the Republican State Council.


  • Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree (October 3, 2007) - for great merits in state and socio-economic activities
  • Order of Alexander Nevsky (March 1, 2017) - for special personal services to the state and a great contribution to strengthening the international authority of the Russian Federation
  • Order of Merit (2012)
  • Order of Honor (January 23, 2014) - for his great contribution to the preparation and holding of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
  • Order of Friendship (July 22, 2002) - for his great personal contribution to the socio-economic development of the region and many years of conscientious work
  • Medal “In memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg” (2003)
  • Medal “In memory of the 1000th anniversary of Kazan” (2005)

Incentives of the President and Government of the Russian Federation

  • Stolypin Medal P.A. II degree (March 1, 2017) - for merits in solving the strategic tasks of the country's socio-economic development and many years of conscientious work
  • Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (December 4, 2009) - for active participation in the preparation and holding of the First All-Russian Forum "Russia - a Sports Power"
  • Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (May 26, 2008) - for merits in supporting and developing small and medium enterprises
  • Medal "In memory of the 30th anniversary of the Games of the XXII Olympic Games in 1980 in Moscow" (2010)
  • Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (May 19, 2010) - for high performance in preparing citizens of the Russian Federation for military service, organizing and conducting military draft in 2009
  • Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation (June 10, 2011) - for services to help strengthen the country's defense
  • Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation (June 7, 2012) - for high performance in preparing citizens of the Russian Federation for military service, organizing and conducting military draft in 2011
  • Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation (June 6, 2013) - for merits in contributing to the strengthening of the country's defense capability and high achievements in preparing citizens for military service

  • Medal “For Distinction in Emergency Response” (EMERCOM of Russia, 2010)
  • Badge “For Assistance to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia”
  • Certificate of Honor of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
  • The badge of honor "For Merits in the Development of Physical Culture and Sports" (October 30, 2013) - for his great personal contribution to the development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, and in connection with the 90th anniversary of the formation of the federal (state) and territorial executive bodies in the field of physical culture and sports
  • Medal “20 years of the Federation Council” (2015)
  • Commemorative badge of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces (September 9, 2017) - for special personal merits and a great contribution to the development of the Ground Forces
  • Medal "For Contribution to Strengthening the Defense of the Russian Federation" (Ministry of Defense of Russia, 2019).

  • Al-’Izzat Order Gali Bin Abi Talib Rada Llahu’anhu Degree (June 14, 2014, TsDUM)
  • Order of St. Prince Daniel of Moscow of the Russian Orthodox Church, I degree (2015)
  • Order of Glory and Honor II degree (ROC, March 1, 2017) - in consideration of the merits and in connection with the 60th birthday

  • 2008 Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (March 10, 2009) - for the development and implementation of comprehensive regional programs for energy conservation and energy resource efficiency of the Republic of Tatarstan and Moscow
  • Prize of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia “Violinist on the Roof” (2015)

  • Honorary Order "Kindness. Love. Care" (2016)


Sons were brought up in severity; from early childhood, their father kept repeating about honor and honesty, about the need to work in order to earn money. The boys listened to his every word, because they themselves saw how his father devoted himself to work so that the family lived in abundance. This means a hearty meal, a warm bed, clothes. Children were not allowed too much so as not to pamper. Friends and neighbors of the family were simply amazed at how such a hard-working and serious children can be in such a wealthy family. They were ready to share everything with the neighboring boys - this is how parents taught, so it was transmitted to them by blood.

A friend of the family, the Minister of Water Resources Mintimer Shaimiev, especially noted the merits and character of the middle child. He said that the guy will certainly achieve a high position, promised to help him in the future. And he kept his promise. Other sons were also hardworking and smart guys, they themselves were able to achieve high posts in their lives. To do this, all three studied and worked hard.

Kiev rally

A kind of compromising evidence on Rustam Nurgalievich (which, however, did not influence his political career too much) can be called a Kiev rally, organized on May 22, 2007 near the office of the Ukrtatnafta enterprise.

About two dozen young people who declared themselves members of the radical nationalist parties of Ukraine took part in the event. The protesters did not put forward any special requirements, they only protested against the "capture of the Kremenchug refinery by the government of the Russian Federation."

"Ukrainian nationalists" during the rally spoke Russian and selflessly accused Vladimir Putin of raiding, shouting the appropriate slogans and showing posters with impartial inscriptions. Soon after the rally, information appeared in the press that the customer of a small but loudly noisy action was precisely Tatneft, which was headed by Rustam Minnikhanov, the head of the board of directors.

Journalists of many publications suggested that Tatneft needed a provocation in order to exacerbate the small and not too noticeable economic corporate conflict around Ukrtatnafta and its activities.

An issue that would have gone unnoticed without all this hype turned out to be widely covered and transferred to the political plane. Many saw this as a deliberate aggravation of relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Training Minnikhanov Rustam

Rustam Minnikhanov studied at the school of timber industry enterprises until the eighth grade, where he was the youngest in the class. He was always prepared for the lessons, they could ask him without fear that he did not complete his homework. He spent the following years of education in a general education school in a boarding school, since this institution was away from home. On Monday, the guy went there with classmates in the back of a truck, on it he returned only on Friday to spend the weekend with his family.

President of Tatarstan

January 22, 2010 Mintimer Shaimiev, who at that time was 73 years old (of which he spent almost 20 years as President of Tatarstan), announced the withdrawal of his candidacy from the list of candidates for empowerment of the head of the region. Shaimiev did this of his own free will two months before his term of office expired. The first president of the republic thanked the head of state for his support and trust and stated that he wants to give way to a younger generation of politicians.

Rustam Minnikhanov | TVNZ

On the same day, Dmitry Medvedev, who at that time was the President of Russia, recommended that the regional State Council delegate powers to the head of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov. On January 28, this statement was submitted for consideration by the State Council, on January 29 the consideration of the issue was scheduled for February 4, and on February 4, Rustam Nurgalievich’s candidacy was approved unanimously.

On March 25, the ceremony of taking the oath and the official entry of Minnikhanov into the powers of the President of Tatarstan took place. The powers expired in March 2015, and then the republican leader was invited to take the post of acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan before the elections held on September 13, 2015.

In these elections, Rustam Nurgalievich won 94.4% of the vote, and on September 18, 2015 he again officially assumed the post of regional president.

In 2015, the region took an honorable first place in the National Investment Climate Rating, compiled based on the results of the work of all subjects of the Russian Federation. In 2016, the Republic of Tatarstan was again in the first place of this rating.

Rustam Minnikhanov | Business Online

It is also worth noting the first place that Rustam Minnikhanov himself took in the ranking, compiled on the basis of the analysis of "friendly politics", which is carried out by regional presidents in relation to the representative of small and medium-sized businesses.

In 2016, the domestic Civil Society Development Fund evaluated the work of regional governors by the degree of effectiveness of measures taken, and Rustam Nargalievich also took a very honorable third place in the corresponding rating.

Hajj to Mecca | Metro news

The republican leader talks a lot with the heads of other "Muslim" regions of the country, in particular, among his political friends is the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. In 2013, the president made a hajj to Mecca, paying a political visit to Saudi Arabia.

The President of the Republic of Tatarstan is known for his rather bold statements and decisions regarding the economic, social, political spheres of society in his region, and for regularly scolding officials if he is dissatisfied with their work, instead of maintaining the appearance of general welfare.


In 1978 he graduated from the Kazan Agricultural Institute, specialty "mechanization of agriculture", qualification "mechanical engineer", Kazan. In 1986 he graduated from the Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade, specialty "commodity science and the organization of trade in food products", qualification "commodity specialist ", Moscow city

Academic degree, title: Doctor of Economics (2003).


The meeting.
On May 22, 2007, in the center of Kiev, about 20 young people held a protest rally under the walls of the Ukrtatnafta office. Participants in the rally called themselves supporters of radical nationalist Ukrainian parties - the All-Ukrainian People’s Movement and the Ukrainian National Labor Party. The picketers protested against the "seizure of the Kremenchug refinery by the Russian government." At the same time, the protesters did not insist on a meeting with representatives of the enterprise and did not put forward specific requirements. Interestingly, most of the "nationalists" spoke Russian. At the same time, the picketers actually accused the Russian president of raiding. The rally venue was surrounded by the poster “Putin, take your petroleum security raiders”. Young people chanted “Vova Putin, you - m @ duck, take your dogs”, “Muscovites, do not interfere with our business!”, “We will not let Ukrtatnaft turn into Yukos.” Got and Ukrainian politicians. “Azarov has sold out,” “Semenyuk! Suitcase, Tatarstan, Magadan! ”, The youth shouted. The facts of the participation of Russian business in financing the election campaigns of anti-Russian political forces in neighboring countries and, above all, in Ukraine, are widely known. In the 2004 presidential election, a pool of Russian businessmen became the "wallet" of the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko. The proteges of NK “Lukoil” twice (in 2002 and 2006) were elected to the Verkhovna Rada according to the list of the “orange” block “Our Ukraine”. Despite the preventive work carried out, Russian companies continued to participate in political activities in Ukraine. Another fact is the organization of this rally, which was ordered by the Russian oil company Tatneft. The provocation was organized in order to bring the small corporate conflict of economic entities around the Ukrtatnafta company into the political plane, exacerbating the already complicated relations between Russia and Ukraine at that time. It is clear that the direct participants in the rally would not have done this without the approval of the customer of the action - OAO Tatneft, controlled by the Tatar government and personally by the then president of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev. Moreover, then the Prime Minister of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov considered himself entitled to appeal to the Ukrainian government with ultimatum statements, not considering it necessary to coordinate their actions with the political course of the Russian leadership.

The incident occurred on the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014, in the city of Almetyevsk in Tatarstan. On Bigash Street, a white Range Rover, driven by Ramil Minnikhanov, the president’s nephew, crossed the oncoming lane and knocked down a sixteen-year-old teenager. An ambulance arrived after 14 minutes, but the young man could not be saved. According to preliminary data from the traffic police, referred to by local media, a man suddenly appeared on the roadway in front of Minnikhanov’s car, and in order not to hit him, the driver sharply directed the car to the left, as a result of which there was a collision, but already at another person. However, eyewitnesses of events do not confirm this version. Judging by their comments on the VKontakte social network, there were no pedestrians on the road. Minnikhanov’s car, according to witnesses of the event, was moving along the street at great speed. It is noteworthy that in the fall of 2013, the Evening Kazan publication published a note on failed government procurement. According to this material, a request for the purchase of a Range Rover Autobiography-v8 supercharged car, which was estimated at 6.5 million rubles, was posted on the government procurement website by the Tatarstan company First Construction Management LLC. The founder of this company is the company OJSC Svyazinvestneftekhim, whose general director is Ramil Rifkatovich Minnikhanov. Obviously, the founder of the RosPil project Aleksey Navalny, who posted information on the tender with comments on his website, apparently prevented the purchase of an expensive car at state expense. The day after this, the application disappeared from the public procurement website. Representatives of the company declined to comment to Kazan journalists on the refusal of the tender. On September 30, 2014, Gazeta.Ru learned that the nephew of the head of Tatarstan and the son of the head of the republican traffic police Ramil Minnikhanov escaped criminal liability by shooting down a 16-year-old teenager. The local police, not taking into account eyewitness accounts, refused to institute criminal proceedings against the Range Rover driver, citing the fact that he could not avoid the collision.

Leroy Mrten.
A loud scandal erupted after reporters became aware that Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov did not want to dismiss Minister of Justice of the Republic Midhat Kurmanov. But earlier, his son, the former head of the legal department of the abolished Ministry of Energy of Tatarstan, Ildar Kurmanov, was suspected of stealing 47 million rubles. Leroy Merlin company during the construction of its own hypermarket in the republic, The Moscow Post was told in opposition circles. This scandal began after the Investigative Department (SU) of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) for Tatarstan reported that a criminal case had been instituted against the 33-year-old Ildar Kurmanov under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud on an especially large scale using official position), which provides for up to ten years in prison. The investigation is sure that Ildar Kurmanov “turned” the criminal fraud from 47 million rubles. Leroy Merlin Vostok LLC (a Russian subsidiary of the French retail chain Leroy Merlin), which built a shopping center in Kazan. So Kurmanov Jr., according to investigators, turned to the LLC with a proposal to conclude construction services contracts with an affiliate company, but these services were not fulfilled. Moreover, Kurmanov forced representatives of the retailer to conclude several agreements with Kazan LLC Modern Energy Modeling (EMS), and then, according to investigators, he withdrew money! It should be noted that the Ministry of Energy of Tatarstan was created in April 2010, and it was headed by Ilshat Fardiev, who is the nephew of the first president of the republic, Mintimer Shaimiev. Of course, it is highly doubtful that Kurmanov Jr. could abuse his ministerial powers and “knock out” 47 million rubles from Leroy Merlin. without participation in this process Fardiev! Moreover, Ildar Kurmanov is the son of the Minister of Justice of the Republic, Midhat Kurmanov, so, most likely, his father was aware of this scam! By the way, the day before, the head of the press service of the President of Tatarstan Andrei Kuzmin made a statement regarding the initiation of a criminal case against the son of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan, Midhat Kurmanov, Ildar. “The degree of involvement of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan Midhat Kurmanov in illegal actions will be determined by the investigation,” said Minnikhanov. “Organizational conclusions regarding the minister will be made based on the results of the work of investigative bodies.” Minnikhanov also said that he will keep this situation under special control, Kuzmin said in a statement. However, it became known that Minnikhanov did not want to dismiss the older Kurmanov. As a result, on November 7, 2013, Kurmanov himself submitted a resignation letter, which was satisfied.

The president.
As Izvestia was told in the governor’s corps, in December 2013, the administration of the President of the Russian Federation gave a signal to the heads of the regions to quickly implement the law and get rid of the name “president” for the leaders of the federal subjects. This was stated, according to the interlocutors of the publication, at meetings in the AP, where the heads of several regions were reminded of the need to rename their posts as soon as possible. - Vladimir Putin in his message announced the reform of local self-government. To do this, you need to streamline the vertical power of all levels. To put in order the powers of the heads of regions, ”said the interlocutor close to the Kremlin. Recall that the State Duma in 2010 adopted a law according to which the leaders of the republics cannot be called presidents. Since then, the leaders of more than five regions from presidents have turned into heads of republics. The first was the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who was the initiator of these renaming. However, Bashkiria and Tatarstan are in no hurry to part with the high-profile names of the highest regional posts. State Duma deputy from United Russia Alexander Sidyakin, who passed into the parliament just from Tatarstan, said in an interview with Izvestia back in 2012 that there was a certain sacredness for the republic in the name of the president’s post. Surrounded by the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, they said that work on renaming his post has not yet been carried out. - Shaimiev (ex-head of the region) openly opposes renaming. According to the ex-president, it can undermine the confidence in the current head of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov, who in Tatarstan is already perceived as a figure too loyal to the Kremlin. Such pressure can destabilize the situation in the region, ”said political analyst Rostislav Turovsky.


Married. Son - Iskander, 7 years old. The eldest son, Irek Minnikhanov, died in an explosion that occurred during an airplane landing at the Kazan airport in November 2013. The wife of Irek - Frenchwoman Anthony Guichard at that time was pregnant, and a few weeks after the tragedy she gave birth to a daughter.
Gulsina Akhatovna (wife) owns the elite Kazan beauty salon “Luciano Beauty Studio”. With an income of 8.1 million rubles received in 2010, Gulsina Minnikhanova was one of the ten richest wives of governors.

For higher education in Kazan

After graduating from school, Rustam Minnikhanov went to study in Kazan. He was interested in agricultural mechanization, and he became a certified mechanical engineer by 1978.

He made a choice of profession for a reason. The guy was always interested in machinery and equipment, especially agricultural. At school, Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov simply adored labor lessons, especially when it came to parsing agricultural machinery. Having worked a little by profession, Rustam Nurgalievich again goes to study at the Kazan branch of the Moscow Institute. In 1986, he successfully graduated with a diploma of a merchandiser of the highest qualification.

On the way to politics

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov began his career as an engineer. He diagnosed a malfunction in technology and contributed to their elimination. In 1980, his father lured him to his leshoz, where he appointed his son a senior power engineer. But here the guy worked for only three years, since he was appointed deputy chairman of the board of the Sabinsky district. After two years of replacement, he was transferred to the Arsky district, was appointed chairman of the board, and later - first deputy head of the administration of the Arsky district. Rustam Minnikhanov, whose biography was getting richer every day, stubbornly went to the post of president of Tatarstan. He had not thought about it yet, but it was as if someone was leading him by the hand in the right direction.

Closer to the post

Rustam Nurgaliev was elected to manage the Vysokogorsky district in 1993. For three years he worked hard on the prosperity of the region, built three autodromes where car races began, including for the Tatarstan President’s Cup.

During his reign, new pre-school institutions, residential buildings appeared in the district. With his arrival, much has changed for the better, which did not go unnoticed, and in 1996 he was transferred to Kazan. In the capital of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgalievich immediately receives the position of Minister of Finance. This post was helped by the very Mintimer Shaimiev, a family friend who promised to help the guy with work, and the president of Tatarstan at that time.

Minnikhanov Rustam and Shaimiev Mintimer

After taking up the post of Minister of Finance, Rustam Minnikhanov, notes began to appear in newspapers and news that the man had taken such a high position in a dishonest fight, since the president is a friend of his family, and therefore Rustam’s patron. Minnikhanov tries not to pay attention to stupid people and seeks higher in the career ladder of an official. Two years later, in 1998, he became the Prime Minister of Tatarstan, which many people could not accept. They were indignant, held protests, but they were quickly calmed down by Shaimiev, speaking out in favor of Rustam.

How Rustam Nurgalievich became president

Shaimiev in January 2010 turned to Dmitry Medvedev, who at that time was the president of the Russian Federation. His request was no longer to nominate him for the post of ruler of the Republic of Tajikistan, since he no longer wanted to occupy him. Medvedev asked who the outgoing president would offer for himself, and he proposed Minnikhanov’s candidacy. Dmitry Anatolyevich got acquainted with all the merits of the candidate and approved. On March 25, 2010, the official inauguration of the new president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, took place.

Until 2015, much was done in the republic:

  • the work of officials has become open and accessible to the eyes of those interested
  • all the documentation of the main departments went into electronic form,
  • Tatarstan hosted the Universiade in 2013,
  • many new preschool and school institutions were created,
  • urban development began to flourish, due to which many families received housing,
  • much attention was paid to the development of culture,
  • attention to youth activities - many creative and sports institutions have been built and commissioned,
  • financial control over the funds of the largest companies of Tatarstan was obtained, due to which the economy of the republic improved significantly, since the funds stopped flowing past the treasury.

Due to such globally carried out work to improve the republic in 2015, Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov was elected for the second time as president. Of the one hundred percent of voters, more than 94% cast their votes. Does this not mean trust and real work? President Rustam Minnikhanov has justified the trust of citizens. He did not promise much in the campaign, but he did a lot. Reviews about this person are the most positive. It is set as an example to many politicians. They write on the Internet that if all the officials were like that, then the country would long ago become a world leader. They also write about his achievements. They say that such a volume of work done was not with any of the presidents.

President’s personal life

The first wife of Rustam Minnikhanov is his only wife. They have been together for over thirty years. Gulsia Akhatovna Minnikhanova is a businesswoman, has her own elite beauty salon, by 2010 she became one of the richest wives of governors, having earned more than eight million rubles.

The eldest son, Irek, at the age of 24 was among the passengers of the Boeing that crashed while landing at the Kazan airport (November 17, 2013). He died. Irek had a wife Anthony Guichard (French citizen), who exactly one month after the plane crash, in December 2013, gave birth to Minnikhanov’s granddaughter.

The youngest son is Iskander, still very young, he is only nine years old. He grows and pleases parents with his quick wit and activity. Rustam Minnikhanov does not like to talk about his family, for him this is a personal topic.

President’s hobbies and hobbies

From early childhood, Rustam Nurgalievich loves speed. Initially, skiing was a means to develop speed and get a shot of adrenaline. The guy went to them both to school and on weekends, putting on them and all his friends. Today, everything is much more accessible than in those difficult times. Now Rustam Nurgalievich is not just interested in speed, participates in auto racing, but also has the rank of master of sports.

Also from childhood, Rustam Nurgalievich took another hobby - photographing. The first camera was presented to him by his parents for a decade. To date, the President of Tatarstan has accumulated a considerable collection of personal works. Here he is - Rustam Minnikhanov. A great politician, a great family man. There would be more of such people: real, open, purposeful!

Computerization of the republic

Rustam Minnikhanov is an ardent admirer of scientific and technological progress. From 2010 to 2012, on his initiative, a young specialist Nikolai Nikiforov, now Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, worked as the Minister of Informatization and Communications of the region. Partly with his help, Rustam Nurgalievich introduced the advanced system of “electronic government” in the region.

Rustam Minnikhanov | TVNZ

All persons holding senior government posts in Tatarstan were equipped with iPhones. Moreover: the president forbade subordinates to use paper media for recordings, and he conducts meetings primarily through video communications.

It is worth noting that this is a very progressive solution, especially for remote areas of the republic. Modern public infomat terminals began to be used for public services, and laptops were purchased for schools located in the region.

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 departments, they conducted a series of private lectures on the proper use of Instagram, Twitter and other popular social networks. Rustam Nurgalievich attended these lectures with his subordinates.

About manure

Rustam Minnikhanov's statements about manure are widely known among the people: on popular sites you can even find videos where the President of Tatarstan is outraged by the innovation in the field of agriculture.

We are talking about the fact that from July 1, 2016, compulsory licensing of poultry and livestock waste management was introduced. At the same time, at the time of the famous statement in the whole republic, only one company received documents for obtaining the corresponding license - LLC Kamsky Bacon.

As Ruslan Minnikhanov fairly fairly noted, in many farms, poultry and livestock wastes (to which, first of all, manure) are not waste in the literal sense of the word, since they are later used as fertilizer for plant growing purposes. In this context, a farm should be considered as a fertilizer manufacturing company, which gives rise to a number of difficulties.

In conclusion, the president promised that no one will curtail production and impose fines due to an ill-conceived law.

Accident incident

However, despite the rather positive image of the Tatarstan president, his reputation cannot be called absolutely clean, and the Minnikhanov family plays an important role in this problem. So, in 2014, Ramil, the nephew of the President of Tatarstan, got into an accident on his Range Rover car in Almetyevsk. He drove into the oncoming lane and hit a 16-year-old pedestrian who just stood at the bus stop.

Accident Ramil Minnikhanov | Moscow's comsomolets

The incident was widely publicized. Ramil Minnikhanov was justified by the fact that he allegedly tried to avoid a collision with a pedestrian man who suddenly appeared on the roadway, but no evidence was found of this.

Ramil Minnikhanov | Moscow's comsomolets

The teenager, who was hit by the president’s nephew on an expensive foreign car, died of injuries. However, no criminal case was opened against Ramil, since, according to the local police, he could not avoid a collision with the victim.

Personal life

The first wife of Rustam Minnikhanov (and currently the only one) is Gulsina Akhatovna. Apart from family troubles, her main occupation today is maintaining her own prestigious beauty salon called Luciano Beauty Studio, which is located in the capital of Tatarstan.

Rustam Minnikhanov with his wife | Kommersant

The first lady of the republic named her salon in honor of Luciano De Aloia, an Italian hairdresser who specially flies to Kazan from Geneva once a month. The cost of services in the salon - from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. According to 2010 results, Gulsina Minnikhanova earned more than 8 million rubles a month and was in the TOP-10 of the richest wives of governors.

Rustam Minnikhanov with his son Iskander | TVNZ

Two sons were born in the family of the President of Tatarstan: Irek Minnikhanov and Iskander Minnikhanov. On November 17, 2013, the eldest son of the four Minnikhanovs was tragically killed in a plane crash in Kazan. That day, a Boeing, on board of which fifty people were on board, burned out due to the explosion of fuel tanks, landing at the airport of Kazan.

After the disaster, Ruslan Nurgalievich was inconsolable. Speaking of the tragedy in Kazan, he could hardly restrain his tears, and only responsibility for the fate of the whole republic did not allow him to lose heart.

Irek Minnikhanov with his wife | Sekunde

The death of his son, fortunately, did not entail the death of his daughter-in-law: Irek, as if anticipating the tragedy, dissuaded the pregnant wife from flying with him. And in 2013, a granddaughter was born to a regional governor.

To date, Rustam Minnikhamov and his wife have more or less dealt with the loss, they are raising the younger brother of the deceased firstborn and a charming granddaughter. Now Rustam Nurgalievich again dreams of how to grow up, marry his son, and how they all will heal a large and friendly family.


Minnikhamov’s height is 167 cm and weight is about 70 kg, while the President of Tatarstan has always been distinguished by his athletic physique and love for such a sport as racing. He is an honored master of sports, a professional racer, and the winner of many Russian and European motor racing championships.

Rustam Minnikhanov | 7sportnews

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


Watch the video: Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov breakfast in honor (April 2020).