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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN ATTENDS A CEREMONY OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESIDENTIAL REGIMENT IN MOSCOW KREMLIN
Left to right: 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. Today Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Regiment and presented a new combat banner. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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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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