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BORIS YELTSIN DEAD AT 76 IN MOSCOW
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, shown in this 2006 file photo, died at the age of 76 on April 23, 2007 in Moscow. Yeltsin pushed Russia to democracy and a market economy after helping in the collapse of the Soviet Union communist state in 1991. In this file photo, L-R: Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexi II, Former President Boris Yeltsin, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and Director of Russian Federal Security Service Nikolay Patrushev attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Regiment in Moscow Kremlin on May 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov/FILES)
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Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliyev (Russian: Рашид Гумарович Нургалиев) is a Russian general and politician from Tatarstan. Since 2002, he is the minister of the Internal Affairs of Russia.

He was born in Zhetiqara, Kazakh SSR, on October 8, 1956. He is an ethnic Tatar. He graduated from Kuusinen State University in Petrozavodsk in 1979. He later received a doctoral degree in economics. His thesis was on the “economic aspects of the formation of business undertakings in modern Russia".

From 1981-1995 he worked in the KGB Directorate of Karelia and its successor, Security Ministry of Karelia, in 1992-1994 led by Nikolai Patrushev.

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