Biography

Mintimer
Shaimiev

Date of Birth
January 20, 1937
Birthplace
The village of Anyakovo, Aktanysh region

EDUCATION

In 1959
he graduated from the faculty of mechanization of Kazan Institute of Agriculture

CAREER

1959
Engineer, Сhief Engineer of the Muslyumovo maintenance-and-repair station of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
1962
Head of Menzelinsk Interregional Association “Selkhoztekhnika” of the TASSR
1967
Adviser, Deputy Head of the Department of Agriculture of the Tatar Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
1969
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (TASSR)
1983
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the TASSR
1983
Secretary of the Tatar Oblast (Regional) Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU)
1985
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
1989
September
1990
September
First Secretary of the Tatar Oblast (Regional) Committee of the CPSU
1990
April 11
Mintimer Shaimiev was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The same year, the Supreme Council adopted the Declaration on State Sovereignty of the Republic of Tatarstan
1991
June 12
Nationally elected first President of Tatarstan. Then twice re-elected President of the Republic of Tatarstan on March 24, 1996 and on March 25, 2001
1986
People’s deputy of the Supreme Council of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
1989
People’s deputy of the USSR
1994
Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
2005
March 25
Upon submission of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan conferred authority of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on Mintimer Shaimiev
2000
Member of the Presidium of the RF State Council
2001
2010
Сo-chairman of the Higher Council of the United Russia party
2010
January 22
recused himself from Tatarstan presidential nomination for the next term
2010
March 25
Delegated powers of Tatarstan President to Rustam Minnikhanov
2010
April 21
Mintimer Shaimiev was appointed State Counselor of the Republic of Tatarstan
to now

STATE AWARDS

Order of Lenin
(1966)
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
(1971)
Order of the October Revolution
(1976)
Order of Friendship of Peoples
(1987)
Order for Merit to the Fatherland 2nd class
(1997)
Order for Merit to the Fatherland 1st class
(2007)
Order for Merit to the Fatherland 3rd class
(2010)
Order for Merit to the Fatherland 4th class
(2014)
Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation
(2017)
Order of Merit for the Republic of Tatarstan
(2010)
Duslyk Order
(2015)
Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"
(2003)
Medal "In Commemoration of 1000-anniversary of Kazan"
(2005)
Medal “In Commemoration of third billion tonne of oil production in Tatarstan"
(2007)
Medal of Merit for development of the local government of the Republic of Tatarstan
(2011)
Medal of Stolypin of the 1st class
(2012)
Certificate of Honour of the Government of the Russian Federation
(1997, 2007, 2008)
Certificate of Honour of the President of the Russian Federation
(2008)

PUBLIC AWARDS AND TITLES

Member of Honour of the Presidium of the International Parliament of the World Confederation of Knights operating under the UN auspices; Academician of the Academy of Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation; the Honorary Academician of the International Informatization Academy; Member of the International Academy of Regional Development and Cooperation; Honorary Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Honorary Doctor of the Altai State University (2012); Honorary Doctor of the Kazan State University (2015).
International Kul Gali Prize of the Tatar people (1994);
Prize of Union of journalists of the Russian Federation "For openness in relations with the Press" (1997);
National "Silver Archer" prize in the field of developing links with the public, established by Union of journalists, RF Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Russian Association for public relations (1997);
National theatrical "Golden Mask" prize of the RF in the nomination "For support to theatrical art of Russia" 1997-1998;
Russia National Olympus Award in the nomination “President of the Year” (2001 and 2004);
State Peace and Progress Prize of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005);
The King Faisal International Prize for the contribution to the revival of Islamic Culture (2007).
UNESCO Silver Medal of Avicenna for significant contribution to preservation of cultural and historical values (2001);
Honor and Gallantry Order of the Russia National Olympus Award (2004);
Order of Akhdz-apsha (Honour and Glory) 2nd class (2004);
A diploma and a Russia-UNESCO commemorative medal for his personal contribution to cooperation between the Russian Federation and UNESCO (2005);
Order of Honour “Al-Fakhr”, 1st class (2005);
Order of St Faithful Prince Daniil Moskovsky of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1st class (1997);
Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1st class (2005);
Order of Minin and Pozharsky “Glorifying Russia” (2005);
Olympic Order for outstanding contribution to the development of Olympic Movement (2008);
Order of Friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1st class (2010);
The Order of Merit of the Republic of Dagestan” (2017);

Honorary Citizen of Kazan ( 2005);
Honorary Citizen of the Altai Republic.

Since February 2010, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Revival Regional Foundation of Historical and Cultural Monuments of Tatarstan, with the assistance of which, a large-scale project on Revival of Historical Monuments of federal and regional significance, in particular the ancient city of Bolgar and the island town of Sviyazhsk was implemented in 2010-2019. In accordance with the Decree of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov of November 4, 2015, the Bolgar Islamic Academy was constructed and the Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is being reconstructed.
The Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex and the Dormition Cathedral and the monastery of the island-town of Sviyazhsk were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014 and 2017 accordingly.

Since February 2019, the Revival Regional Foundation together with Tatarstan Ministry of Education and Science with the support of Russian Ministry of Education started the implementation of a project on the establishment of multilingual educational complexes.

He was awarded a diploma and the Russia-UNESCO commemorative medal for his personal contribution to cooperation between the Russian Federation and UNESCO (2010);
UNESCO Special envoy for intercultural dialogue (2017).

Member of the Council of Public Television of Russia. Member of the Russian Historical Society. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Chess Federation.

Married with 2 sons: Airat Shaimiev and Radik Shaimiev, four grandsons and two great-grandsons. Wife – Sakina Shakirovna Shaimieva (1939-2018).

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