Sergei Shoigu was born in Tuvinsk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, city of Chadan, May 21, 1955. His father, Shoigu Kuzhuget Sereevich, at that time worked as the editor of the republican newspaper Shyn (Pravda), later served as secretary of the Tuva Regional Committee of the Communist Party, first deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Tuva ASSR. Mother, Shoigu Alexandra Yakovlevna (Kudryavtseva in girlhood), worked as a livestock specialist, headed the planning department of the main agricultural department of the republic. In fact, the family name of Sergei Shoigu was not Shoigu, but Kuzhuget. This confusion arose when his father received the passport – the name and surname were swapped. The nationality of Sergei Shoigu is Tuvinian.
POLITICAL CAREER OF SERGEY SHOIGU
Sergei Shoigu began his career as a politician in 1995, when he joined the Our Home Russia association, led by Viktor Chernomyrdin. In 1996, he oversaw the election campaign in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation in the subjects of the federation. In 2000, he became the head of the Unity party, which, during the elections to the Duma, lost to the Communists, but bypassed the Fatherland-All Russia bloc of Y. Luzhkov. After that, the Unity, OVR and All Russia (Mintimer Shaimiev) parties united and formed the pro-presidential United Russia party. In the Duma elections (2003, 2007, and 2011) in the party lists of United Russia, Shoigu’s name was consistently in the top three, thanks to high politician ratings. Sergei Shoigu – an interview with Vladimir Pozner.
In March 2012, Shoigu was proposed by United Russia to President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation as a candidate for governor of the Moscow Region. In April of the same year, the Moscow Regional Duma supported the candidacy, and on May 11, 2012, Sergei Shoigu became the governor of the Moscow Region. But I didn’t stay in that chair even a year, because in November 2012, he was appointed, on the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. His predecessor, Anatoly Serdyukov, resigned due to involvement in the scandal “Oboronservisa.” STATE AND PUBLIC AWARDS
In September 1999, he was awarded the title “Hero of the Russian Federation” (for the courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty in extreme situations). Cavalier II (2010) and III (2005) degrees of the Order For Services to the Fatherland. Order of Honor (2009) and Order “For Personal Courage” (1994). Also – medals: “In memory of the 850th anniversary of Moscow”, “… the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg” and “… the 1000th anniversary of Kazan.” Carries a registered weapon – combat 9mm pistol Yarygin. The post of Minister of Emergency Situations was the key for Sergei Shoigu In 1993, 1996 and twice in 1999. received thanks from the President of the Russian Federation; in 2000 and 2005 – from the Government of the Russian Federation. He was awarded medals and orders of the subjects of the Russian Federation, departmental awards of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Central Election Commission of Russia. For the development of Russian-Kyrgyz relations, Sergei Shoigu was awarded the Order of Danaker (2002) and the Dank Medal (1997) from the state of Kyrgyzstan. In 2012 he received the highest award of the Order of Malta – Knight’s military cross “For mercy, salvation and help.” He also has a number of spiritual and public awards, an honorary academician of several Russian and international academic associations. Sergei Shoigu continues his political career
WORK IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Since 2003, Sergei Shoigu is a member of the Maritime Collegium of the Russian Government. Since 2009, he has headed the Russian Geographical Society, the oldest geographical organization in the Russian Federation. Also for Shoigu – the presidency in the International Sports Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers, and the leadership of the editors of the Forum Forum of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Sergei Shoigu became Minister of Defense.