Today, on April 22, President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed Alexander Tkachev, the governor of Krasnodar region, as Russia's new Agriculture Minister. Tkachev will replace Nikolay Fedorov on this post. Fedorov will take another post in the Kremlin Administration.
“I suggest you to take the post of the adviser in the administration and together will your future successor, your colleague – it will be Alexander Tkachev, the governor of the Krasnodar region – you know him well, to work in a tandem, considering that it will be necessary to use the opportunities of the regional leadership too,” the president told Fedorov at the meeting.
Alexander Tkachev was born on December 23, 1960 in Vyselki, Krasnodar Krai. In 2001, he headed the Krasnodar Region Administration, the regional office of the United Russia Party Supreme Council Bureau. PhD in Economics. President of the FC Kuban. Director General of Agrocomplex – agricultural holding in Vyselki – established by his father Nikolay Tkachev. He was elected to the State Duma for the 2nd and 3rd convocations. He was deputy head of the Agro-industrial Deputy Group. In the State Duma of the 3rd convocation headed the Committee for Nationalities.