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Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliyev (Russian: Рашид Гумарович Нургалиев) is the minister of the Interior of Russia. He was born in Zhetiqara, Kazakh SSR, on October 8, 1956. He is an ethnic Tatar. He graduated from Kuusinen State University in Petrozavodsk in 1979. He later received a doctoral degree in economics. His thesis was on the “economic aspects of the formation of business undertakings in modern Russia".

From 1981-1995 he worked in the KGB Directorate of Karelia and its successor, Security Ministry of Karelia, in 1992-1994 led by Nikolai Patrushev.

In 1995 he moved to Moscow and was appointed Chief Inspector of the Inspectorial Directorate of FSK (FSB) and Head of a section of FSB Internal Security Department led by Nikolai Patrushev.

He was head of the inspectorial office of the FSB. In 2002 he became first deputy minister of the interior of Russia. In 2004 he became minister of the MVD. Currently holds the rank of Army General. Dr Nurgaliyev is a Muslim. He is married, and has two sons, Maxim, and Rashid.

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Preceded by
Boris Gryzlov
Interior Minister of Russia
December 31, 2003–present


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