Russian election committee confirms fraud

Russian election committee confirms fraud

MOSCOW, May 11 (UPI) -- Roughly 17 percent of the complaints registered with Russian election officials over the March presidential contest were confirmed, authorities said.
Rights group wary of Russian police action

Rights group wary of Russian police action

MOSCOW, May 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said it is concerned by reports of police brutality in Russia amid protests against President Vladimir Putin.

North Caucasus blasts kill 13, injure 100

MOSCOW, May 4 (UPI) -- Two explosions at a police checkpoint in Russia's North Caucasus region killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100, authorities said Friday.
Deadline set for Russian election probes

Deadline set for Russian election probes

MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Russia's interior minister Friday set a Dec. 15 deadline for regional police to deliver reports on their investigations into alleged voting irregularities.
Russia approves police reform bill

Russia approves police reform bill

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A parliamentary bill to shake down and clean up Russia's police of corruption was passed in Moscow Wednesday, the interior minister said.

Russian FM pledges action on militants

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says his country will retaliate against militants responsible for killing five police officers in Dagestan.

Official: Piracy of importance to Russia

ROME, May 30 (UPI) -- Piracy was a central issue for Russian officials at a meeting of G8 interior and justice ministers in Rome, the Russian interior minister said Saturday.

Russia's top cop decries police corruption

SHADRINSK, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Russia's interior minister, after visiting police stations in several regions, has spoken of an alarming level of corruption and falsifying of statistics. Rashid Nurgaliyev, on a tour of police stations in central and eastern regions of the country, said

Russian troops free 7 hostages

NALCHIK, Russia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russian security forces Friday freed seven people taken hostage by militants and killed 11 gunmen.

Die to fight terror: Russian cops told

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Russia's police have been ordered to stop terrorists: even at the cost of their lives.

Russia knows of 116 operating mafias

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- Russian security forces know of at least 116 criminal organizations with some 4,000 members operating in the country, the Novosti news agency says.

Crime follows Russia's 4 million addicts

MOSCOW, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Crimes arising from illegal drug trafficking rose 13 percent in Russia, where drug addicts number 4 million, Russian information agency Novosti reported.
Rashid Nurgaliyev
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)

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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