|"General of the Army
|"" "Minister of Defence of the "Russian Federation|
6 November 2012
|Prime Minister||"Dmitry Medvedev|
|Preceded by||"Anatoliy Serdyukov|
|"" "Governor of Moscow Oblast|
11 May 2012 – 6 November 2012
|Preceded by||"Boris Gromov|
|Succeeded by||"Ruslan Tsalikov (acting)|
|Leader of "United Russia|
1 December 2001 – 15 April 2005
Serving with "Yury Luzhkov and "Mintimer Shaimiev
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||"Boris Gryzlov|
|"Deputy Prime Minister|
10 January – 18 May 2000
|Prime Minister||Vladimir Putin
"Mikhail Kasyanov (acting)
|Leader of "Unity|
15 October 1999 – 1 December 2001
|"" "Minister of Emergency Situations|
17 April 1991 – 11 May 2012
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||"Vladimir Puchkov|
|Born||Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu
21 May 1955
"Chadan, "Tuvan AO, "RSFSR, "USSR
|Political party||"Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Before 1991)
"Our Home-Russia (1995–1999)
"United Russia (2001–present)
|"Alma mater||"Krasnoyarsk Polytechnical Institute|
" (with swords)
|Allegiance|| "Soviet Union
|Service/branch||Military Council of the Civil Defence Troops|
|Years of service||1991–present|
|Rank||"" "General of the Army|
Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu ("Russian: Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́, "Tuvan: Сергей Күжүгет оглу Шойгу; born 21 May 1955) is a Russian politician who has served in the Government of Russia as "Minister of Defence since 2012.
Previously, Shoygu was "Minister of Emergency Situations from 1991 to 2012, and briefly served as Governor of "Moscow Oblast in 2012. Shoygu holds the military rank of "General of the Army. Shoygu is also the President of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers.
In 1977, Shoygu graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in "civil engineering. Following graduation in 1977, Shoygu worked in the construction projects nationwide for the next decade, advancing from low levels to become an executive. In 1988, Shoygu became a minor functionary in the "Abakan branch of the "Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and then in "Komsomol for a few years. In 1990, Shoygu moved to Moscow from "Siberia, and was appointed Deputy Chief of State Architecture and Construction Committee of the Russian Federation.
In 1991, he was appointed the head of Rescuer Corps, which was later given more responsibilities and renamed first to the State Committee on Emergencies, and eventually to the "Ministry of Emergency Situations, making Shoygu a government minister. He became popular because of his hands-on management style and high visibility during emergency situations, such as floods, earthquakes and "acts of terrorism. In 1999 he became one of the leaders of the Russian pro-government party "Unity. He was awarded Russia's most prestigious state award – "Hero of the Russian Federation – in 1999.
In March 2012, he was announced as one of the potential candidates for the Governor of Moscow Oblast. On 5 April 2012, he was elected by "Moscow Oblast Duma (legislature) as the 3rd "Governor of Moscow Oblast, and took office on 11 May 2012.
On 6 November 2012, Shoygu was appointed Minister of Defence when Putin ousted his longtime ally, "Anatoly Serdyukov. According to expert Sergey Smirnov, the so-called "Petersburg group" "siloviki of "Sergei Ivanov, "Sergey Chemezov and "Viktor Ivanov wanted one of its associates to take Serdyukov’s place at the Defense Ministry. But Putin didn’t want to strengthen them, so he took the neutral figure Shoygu.
On 7 November 2012, the minister decided to resurrect the tradition of Suvorov and Nakhimov cadets participating in the 9 May parade. In July 2013 Shoygu ordered commanders to begin every morning in the barracks with a rendition of the Russian Anthem, to compile an obligatory military-patriotic book reading list and take the preparation of demob albums under their control. In August that year he ordered to dress all Defense Ministry civilian workers, other staff and management employees in so-called "office suits".
Shoygu stated on 26 February 2014 that Russia planned to sign agreements with Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries either to house permanent military bases and/or to house airplane refuel stations in those countries.
At the initiative of Shoygu, Arctic units were created, intended to ensure the safety of Russia's Arctic region.
On 30 September 2015, Russia conducted a "military operation in "Syria. The operation was carried out by the created on 1 August 2015 "Aerospace Forces, with the support of the "Russian Navy. 7 October 2015 President Vladimir Putin, during the took place in Sochi working meeting with Shoygu, summing up the first week of operation, once again gave a high appreciation of the work of the Ministry of Defense: to the Ministry actions in general, and combat operations conducted by the Russian pilots of Syria Air Group, which applied with air strikes against predetermined objectives, and seamen of the "Caspian Flotilla, which carried out the firing of cruise missiles "3M-54 Klub from the "Caspian Sea and successfully struck all the targets set.
Father — Kuzhuget Sergeyevich Shoygu (1921–2010) (born Shoygu Seree oglu Kuzhuget), editor of the regional newspaper, later worked in the Party and Soviet authorities, was the secretary of the "Tuva Party Committee and retired the first deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the "Tuva ASSR. Also he led the Tuvan State Archives and spent six years editor of the newspaper Pravda, wrote the novel "Time and People", "Feather black vulture" (2001), "Tannu Tuva: the country of lakes and blue rivers" (2004).
Mother — Alexandra Yakovlevna Shoygu (née Kudryavtseva) (1924–2011). Born in the village of Yakovlev in the "Oryol Oblast. From there, shortly before the war, her family moved to "Kadievka (now Stakhanov) in the "Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Zootechnician, Honored Worker of Agriculture of the "Republic of Tuva, until 1979 - Head of the Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic, has repeatedly elected deputy of the Supreme Soviet (parliament) of the "Tuva ASSR.
Wife — Irina Alexandrovna Shoygu (née Antipina). President of the business tourism company Expo-EM.
Shoygu is fond of sports and is a fan of the "CSKA Moscow hockey team.
Shoygu also enjoys football and is a fan of "Spartak Moscow. In March 2016, together with "Sergey Lavrov, Shoygu presented Russia People's soccer league with aims to unite fans of the sport from all over Russia.
Shoygu collects Indian, Chinese and Japanese swords and daggers.
|"Minister of Emergency Situations
|"Governor of Moscow Oblast
|"Minister of Defence
|Party political offices|
|New office||Leader of "United Russia