Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.
He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 – Engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika
1980-1983 – Senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise
1983-1985 – Deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board
1985-1990 – Chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District
1990-1992 – Chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee
1992-1993 – First deputy head of the Arsk District Administration
1993-1996 – Head of the Vysokaya Gora District
1996-1998 – Minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan
From March 25, 2010 – President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Order of Friendship (2002)
Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007)
Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007)
Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003)
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005)
Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007)
Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008)
Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009)
Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009)
Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010)
Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012)
Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013)
Order of Honor (2014)
Married, one son.
Keen on motor sport. Honoured Master of Sports.