Rustam Temirgaliev

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Rustam Ilmirovich Temirgaliev
Рустам Ильмирович Темиргалиев
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Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the
Autonomous Republic of Crimea
In office
18 September 2013 – 26 February 2014
Prime Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov
Preceded by Valeriy Palchuk
Succeeded by post abolished
Personal details
Born 15 August 1976
Ulan-Ude, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Volga Tatar
Political party United Russia
Other political
Party of Regions

Rustam Ilmirovich Temirgaliev (Russian: Рустам Ильмирович Темиргалиев, Ukrainian: Рустам Ільмирович Темиргалієв, Tatar: Рөстәм Ильмир улы Темиргалиев) is the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.[1] Doctor of public administration.

He was born on August 15, 1976 in Ulan-Ude, Russian SFSR. His father Ilmir Nasikhovich Temirgaliev moved to Crimea in 1983, after finishing his military service in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. In Crimea, Rustam Temirgaliev finished high school in the village of Perevalne. In 1998 Temirgaliev graduated from the Kyiv National Economic University. After studying he worked as a teacher of economic policy in the Crimean Institute of Economy and Administrative Law. In 2002-03 Temirgaliev worked for the State Innovation Company. In 2003-05 he was a member of the Crimean republican government and in 2003-04 he was a deputy chairman of the Committee on Affairs of Family and Youth.

In 2005-09 Temirgaliev continued his education in the National Academy of State Administration. In 2010 he was elected to the Supreme Council of Crimea on a party list of the Party of Regions.

Temirgaliev is a Volga Tatar[2] and his father Ilmir Nasihovich has been the chairman of the Association of Volga Tatars in the Republic of Crimea and Ukraine.[3] According to Mustafa Dzhemilev, Rustam Temirgaliev is an agent of the Russian GRU.[2]

During the 2014 Crimea crisis he sided with Sergey Aksyonov and played a key role in the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Criminal proceedings

On April 2, 2014 Rustam Temirgaliev was placed on the SBU wanted list for "actions aimed at violent change or overthrow the constitutional order or the seizure of state power" (Article 109, part 1, Criminal Code of Ukraine).[4][5] On February 17, 2015 the Russian Federal Security Service opened a criminal case against Rustam Temirgaliev in suspicion of stealing gold (estimated at 250 mln rubles) out of the Crimean branch of Oshchadbank (State Savings Bank of Ukraine).[6]


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