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Sergei Shoigu: From Russia’s Emergencies Chief to Region’s Governor

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On Apr. 4, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev submitted the candidacy of Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Moscow Region’s Duma to be approved as the region’s governor.

On Apr. 4, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev submitted the candidacy of Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Moscow Region’s Duma to be approved as the region’s governor.

© RIA Novosti . Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankOn Apr. 4, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev submitted the candidacy of Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Moscow Region’s Duma to be approved as the region’s governor.
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On Apr. 4, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev submitted the candidacy of Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Moscow Region’s Duma to be approved as the region’s governor.
© RIA Novosti . Yury Somov / Go to the photo bankShoigu is the longest serving minister in the post-Soviet Russia. He has held the position of the emergencies chief in all Russian cabinets since 1991.
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Shoigu is the longest serving minister in the post-Soviet Russia. He has held the position of the emergencies chief in all Russian cabinets since 1991.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg Lastochkin / Go to the photo bankIn 1991, Shoigu became chief of the Russian Corps of Rescuers. Then, he was appointed the Emergencies Minister and has held the position ever since.
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In 1991, Shoigu became chief of the Russian Corps of Rescuers. Then, he was appointed the Emergencies Minister and has held the position ever since.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Vyatkin / Go to the photo bankOn Apr. 26, 1993, Sergei Shoigu – who had the military rank of reserve senior lieutenant at the time – was elevated to major general without receiving any transitional ranks and became the second person in the Soviet Union and Russia’s history after world’s first man in outer space Yuri Gagarin who was awarded the major general rank without order of precedence.
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On Apr. 26, 1993, Sergei Shoigu – who had the military rank of reserve senior lieutenant at the time – was elevated to major general without receiving any transitional ranks and became the second person in the Soviet Union and Russia’s history after world’s first man in outer space Yuri Gagarin who was awarded the major general rank without order of precedence.
© RIA Novosti . V. Borisenko / Go to the photo bankSergei Shoigu was born in the town of Chadan, the Tuvan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1977, he graduated from Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in construction engineering.
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Sergei Shoigu was born in the town of Chadan, the Tuvan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1977, he graduated from Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in construction engineering.
© RIA Novosti . Stanislav Savin / Go to the photo bankShoigu has received numerous awards, including the Order for Personal Courage (1994), the Order For Merit to the Fatherland, 3rd Class (2005), the Order of Honor (2009), and the Medal ‘Defender of a Free Russia’ (1993).
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Shoigu has received numerous awards, including the Order for Personal Courage (1994), the Order For Merit to the Fatherland, 3rd Class (2005), the Order of Honor (2009), and the Medal ‘Defender of a Free Russia’ (1993).
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Fedorenko / Go to the photo bankShoigu can rarely be seen wearing his orders and medals. He chooses to wear civilian clothing when attending public forums.
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Shoigu can rarely be seen wearing his orders and medals. He chooses to wear civilian clothing when attending public forums.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Subbotin / Go to the photo bankWhile inspecting various sites, he usually wears camouflage clothing.
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While inspecting various sites, he usually wears camouflage clothing.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Korobeynikov / Go to the photo bankSometimes, Shoigu can be seen wearing sports outfit.
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Sometimes, Shoigu can be seen wearing sports outfit.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Denisov / Go to the photo bankSergei Shoigu attends the ceremony unveiling the monument to firemen and rescuers in Moscow.
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Sergei Shoigu attends the ceremony unveiling the monument to firemen and rescuers in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the photo bankSergei Shoigu attends the military parade marking the 66th anniversary of Soviet victory in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War.
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Sergei Shoigu attends the military parade marking the 66th anniversary of Soviet victory in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankSergei Shoigu visits the Likhachyov Car Plant (ZIL).
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Sergei Shoigu visits the Likhachyov Car Plant (ZIL).
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