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Sergey Shoigu, Russian Acting Emergencies Minister

1955 - born in Chadan, Tyva Republic
1977 - Graduates, Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute
1988 - Second Secretary, Abakan City Communist Party Council
1990 - Deputy Chief, Russian State Architecture And Construction Committee
1991 - Head, Russian Rescue Corps, Moscow
1991 - Chairman, Russian Federation State Committee for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations
1994 - Emergencies Minister, Russia
1996 - Member, Russian Federation Security Council
1999 - Awarded Hero of Russia Gold Star
2000 - Deputy Prime Minister, Russia
2001 - Member, Russian Federation Marine Collegium
2003 - Promoted to Army General

In Russia he is known first of all as the Emergencies Minister. But he is also a big patriot of his homeland, Republic of Tyva, a Russian region in southern Siberia, on the border with Mongolia. His name is Sergey Shoigu.

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