Alexander Tkachev is new Minister of Agriculture
President Vladimir Putin has appointed Alexander Tkachev as the new Minister of Agriculture. He replaces Nikolai Fedorov who has been made a Presidential Adviser.
Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachev (Tkachyov) (54) has been Governor of the main wheat-producing region of Krasnodar Krai since December 2000. In 1994 he was elected deputy of the territory’s Legislative Assembly and in 1995 and 1999 he was elected a Deputy of the State Duma. On 3rd December 2000 he was elected head of the Administration of Krasnodar territory with 82,14% of the vote and on 14th March 2004 was re-elected for a second term. In 2007 he was appointed Governor. He is a graduate of the Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute and is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He is married with two children.
The official notices of the two appointments as published on the Presidential website are as follows:
“Alexander Tkachev has been appointed Agriculture Minister
Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On the Russian Federation Agriculture Minister.
April 22, 2015
The President appointed Mr Tkachev to the post of Agriculture Minister and accepted his request to step down from his duties as head of the administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Territory.
“Nikolai Fedorov has been appointed Presidential Adviser
Vladimir Putin signed Presidential Executive Orders On N. Fedorov and On the Presidential Adviser.
April 22, 2015
The President released Mr Fedorov from his duties as Agriculture Minister following his appointment to a new post.
Mr Putin signed an order appointing Mr Fedorov to the post of Presidential Adviser.