Alexander Alexeyevich Chekalin
Aleksandr Chekalin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алексе́евич Чека́лин) (b. 6 September 1947) was the First Deputy Minister of the Interior (police minister) from 2004. He expressed his support for mass arrests of protestors in the week leading up to the 32nd G8 summit, which was held in St. Petersburg on July 15–17 2006.
Honours and awards
- Hero of the Russian Federation (2000)
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class (2008) and 4th class (2004)
- Order of Honour (2006)
- Order of Friendship (2006)
- Order of the Badge of Honour (1986)
- Medals of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st class (1998) and 2nd class (1995)
- Order of Saint Blessed Prince Dimitry Donskoy the Great, 2nd class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2007)
- Candidate of Legal Sciences
- Honored Worker of the Interior Ministry
- Honorary Worker of the Interior Ministry
- Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Arts
- Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
- Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"
- Medal of Merit in the conduct of national census
- (Russian) Brief biography of Alexander Chekalin
- "Dozens preemptively arrested in leadup to St. Petersburg G8 Summit". wikinews. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2006-07-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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