Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Во́лков
|1st President of the Udmurt Republic|
3 November 2000 –19 February 2014
|Preceded by||Post Established|
|Succeeded by||Aleksandr Solovyov|
|Born||25 December 1951|
Bryansk, RSFSR, USSR
|Died|| 20 May 2017 65) (aged|
|Political party||United Russia|
|Spouse(s)||Nina Alexandrovna Volkova|
Alexander Alexandrovich Volkov (Udmurt and Russian : Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Во́лков; 25 December 1951 in Bryansk – 20 May 2017) was the President of the Udmurt Republic. As President, Volkov was the highest official in the Udmurt Republic, the head of the republic's highest executive body, and leader of its two million citizens. Volkov took office November 3, 2000, for a five-year term after the first presidential elections in the Udmurt Republic took place on October 15, 2000. Prior to the elections, Volkov was the speaker of the Udmurtia Republican Legislature.
Udmurt is a Uralic language, part of the Permic subgroup, spoken by the Udmurt natives of the Russian constituent republic of Udmurtia, where it is co-official with Russian. It is written using a Cyrillic alphabet, including five characters not used in the Russian alphabet: Ӝ/ӝ, Ӟ/ӟ, Ӥ/ӥ, Ӧ/ӧ, and Ӵ/ӵ. Together with Komi and Komi-Permyak languages, it constitutes the Permic grouping. Among outsiders, it has traditionally been referred to by its Russian exonym, Votyak. Udmurt has borrowed vocabulary from the neighboring languages Tatar and Russian.
Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although, nowadays, nearly three decades after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia, the rise of state-specific varieties of this language tends to be strongly denied in Russia, in line with the Russian World ideology.
Bryansk is a city and the administrative center of Bryansk Oblast, Russia, located 379 kilometers (235 mi) southwest of Moscow. Population: 415,721 (2010 Census); 431,526 (2002 Census); 452,160 (1989 Census).
Born into a worker’s large family, Alexander Volkov graduated from a technical school and then worked as a foreman, chief engineer, and head of a construction department while studying at the Polytechnic Institute.
Volkov was an experienced and flexible regional politician whose 2000 election as President of the Udmurt Republic was "not exactly a birthday present for the Kremlin," according to political consultant Igor Mintoussov.
The danger of terrorism was the main concern of many among Volkov's constituents, especially for the 600,000 residents of Izhevsk, where Volkov occupied a palace and where Russia's oldest armaments factory is located, about 1,300 km east of Moscow. Surrounding rural regions are relatively impoverished and were said to turn to Volkov and the Udmurtia Legislature for support.
Izhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurtia, Russia, located along the Izh River in the Western Ural Mountains. Its population is 629,455, up from 627,734 recorded in the 2010 Census, making it the nineteenth largest city in Russia and the largest in the republic.
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.
Along with Udmurt technical experts, Volkov negotiated with Gazprom, Russia's largest natural gas extractor, in collaborative efforts to develop the region’s gas supply system and establishing a centralized gas distribution company.
Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom is a large Russian company founded in 1989, which carries on the business of extraction, production, transport, and sale of natural gas. The company is majority owned by the Government of Russia, via the Federal Agency for State Property Management and Rosneftegaz. The remaining shares are listed on public stock markets of Moscow, London and Frankfurt. The Gazprom name is a portmanteau of the Russian words Gazovaya Promyshlennost. Gazprom is in the process of moving from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, where it is constructing Europe's tallest building for its new headquarters. Gazprom is the world`s largest oil producer, with producing oil through the largest natural gas field in the world, the Shtokman field.
In President Volkov's most recent State of the Union address, he expressed appreciation that religious and interconfessional relations were stable last year, noting reconstruction began last year on the Saint Mikhail Cathedral, and that "this event is extremely outstanding." Volkov also stressed, "The growth of investment into economics of the Republic was and is the main task of the Government."
Saint Michael's Cathedral in Izhevsk rivals the older Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as the main Orthodox church of Udmurtia in Russia.
Volkov died on 20 May 2017 in Germany, where he was being treated at a clinic.
There was a long-running conflict between Volkov and Zolotoya Provintsiya since his tenure as the parliamentary speaker of Udmurtia. Volkov was named 'Man of the Year' in a contest initially billed as 'Sex Symbol of the Year'. The next day, the publication hit the newsstands with a collage featuring the body of Michelangelo’s David fitted with Volkov’s head. Volkov found the image insulting and initiated a challenge that made its way to the Republican Constitutional Court. Zolotaya Provintsiya was charged with pornography, libel and invasion of privacy.
Volkov was married to Nina Volkova and has two children. Volkov is also the grandfather of four children. His son, Andrey, is a notable alumni from the Izhevsk State Technical University, and his daughter, Vera is an attorney. His hobbies were football, fishing, skiing, tennis, and spending some time helping out in the garden. Volkov was notably a very experienced musician, as he can play the accordion. When on holiday, Volkov usually went to Bryansk to meet his family. Volkov was fluent in Russian and can speak some English.
Udmurtia, or the Udmurt Republic, is a federal subject of Russia within the Volga Federal District. Its capital is the city of Izhevsk. Population: 1,521,420.
Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin was a Russian politician. He was the first chairman of the Gazprom energy company and the longest-serving Prime Minister of Russia (1992–1998) based on consecutive years. He was a key figure in Russian politics in the 1990s, and a participant in the transition from a planned to a market economy. From 2001 to 2009, he was Russia's ambassador to Ukraine. After that he was designated as a presidential adviser.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov is a retired Russian cosmonaut. He is a veteran of 3 space flights, including twice to the Mir Soviet space station, and is the father of cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.
.ru is the Latin alphabet Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Russian Federation introduced on April 7, 1994. The Russian alphabet internationalised country code is .рф.
Alexander Vladimirovich Volkov is a former professional tennis player from Russia.
The Flag of Udmurtia is one of the official state symbols of Udmurtia. The proportion of width and length of the flag is 1:2. It is a rectangular three-color cloth consisting of vertical equal stripes of black, white and red with an eight-pointed red cross. The black colour in the flag is a symbol of the earth and stability, red means the sun and life and white means a space and moral purity. The designer of the flag of the Udmurt Republic was Y. Lobanov. The appropriate law N26-РЗ "On the National Flag of the Udmurt Republic" appeared on April 30, 2002.
Alexander Nikolayevich Saburov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Сабу́ров;, one of the leaders of Soviet partisan movement in Ukraine and western Russia during the German-Soviet War.
Aleksandr Chekalin was the First Deputy Minister of the Interior from 2004. He expressed his support for mass arrests of protestors in the week leading up to the 32nd G8 summit, which was held in St. Petersburg from 15 - 17 July 2006.
Alexey Borisovich Miller is a Russian business administrator. Miller is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Management Committee (CEO) of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia's largest company and the world's biggest public energy supplier.
Alexander Albertovich Veshnyakov is a Russian official. Between March 21, 1995 and March 24, 1999, he was the Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Russia. He was the Chairman of the Central Election Commission between March 24, 1999 and March 26, 2007.
Alexander Nikolayevich Ryazanov is a Russian businessman and politician.
Alexander Anatolevich Volkov, commonly known as Sasha Volkov, is a retired Soviet-Ukraine professional basketball player of Russian ethnicity. He was born in Omsk, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union. At 6'10" tall, he played at the power forward and center positions. He was versatile with the ball and quick on his feet, which made him a very sought after player.
Aleksandr Borisovich Zheleznyakov is a specialist in design and production of rocket and space systems. He is also a writer and journalist.
The Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was an autonomous republic of the Soviet Union, named after the Udmurt people. It was formed on 4 November 1920 as the Votyak Autonomous Oblast and renamed as the Udmurt Autonomous Oblast in 1932. On 28 December 1934, the oblast was renamed the Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, but did not become a full member of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic until 1936.
Alexander Nikolaevich Volkov was an avant-garde Russian painter and poet.
Vladimir Yevgenyevich Fortov is a Russian physicist and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; on 29 May 2013 he was elected its president. Prior to the election, Fortov was the director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures. On 22 March 2017, Fortov resigned as a President.
Vladislav Alekseyevich Lekomtsev is a Russian para-cross-country skier and para-biathlete. During the 2014 Winter Paralympics he won a gold medal in 7.5 km biathlon race and then won bronze one for the 20 km cross country skiing at the same place.
Election Day was held on September 10, 2017. 82 out of 85 of Russia's regions took part in the voting. Only in Saint Petersburg, Republic of Ingushetia and Magadan Oblast no elections took place.
The flag of the Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was adopted in 1954 by the government of the Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The flag is identical to the flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
| President of Udmurt Republic|