Biography of Yuri Kokov

Yuri Alexandrovich Kokov - the former head of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, previously - the head of the Department for combating extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has the rank of colonel-general of police.
Former Governor of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Yuri KokovFormer Governor of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Yuri Kokov

Childhood and Education Yuri Kokov

Yuri Kokov was born on August 13, 1955 in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria), where his parents had recently moved from the village of Karagach of the Prokhladnensky District.
After graduating from high school (graduated in 1974) in his hometown, Yuri Kokov chose for himself a career as an advocate of law and order - and went to Rostov-on-Don to enter the law faculty of Rostov State University. In 1979, he received a diploma of higher legal education.
After graduating from the university, Yuri Kokov returned to his homeland and began to serve in the republican criminal investigation service, and successfully investigated the theft of socialist property.During this work were eight years of life Yuri Alexandrovich.

Yuri Kokov - politician

In 1987, a turning point occurred in Yuri Kokov's career - he became a politician, more precisely, the head of the administrative and financial department of the Council of Ministers of the Republic. Four years later, Yury Alexandrovich received new positions: the deputy head of the newly created criminal police service, and then the head of the Directorate for Combating Economic Crimes of the Kabardino-Balkaria Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Head of the CBD Yuri Kokov summed up the year 2015
In 1993, Kokov was first elected to the Republican House of Representatives. Considering his considerable experience at that time in power structures, Yury Alexandrovich was entrusted with the leadership of the Security and Legislation Commission.
In 1995, Kokov received the high post of Deputy Minister of the Interior and at the same time the head of the criminal police. In 1999, Kokov was sent to the capital of Russia, where he took the post of chief inspector in the inspectorates of the Main Organizational and Inspection Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Four more years passed - and Mr. Kokov began to fight organized crime on a nationwide scale.First - as the deputy head of the respective head office, and then the first deputy head of the department.
Yuri Kokov built a brilliant career in the Ministry of Internal AffairsYuri Kokov built a brilliant career in the Ministry of Internal Affairs
In 2008, the Department for Combating Extremism was introduced into the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. From now until 2011, he was headed by Yuri Alexandrovich. After that, he also remained in this area - led by the State Department on Combating Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
In September 2012, a new position awaited him - the head of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
On December 6, 2013, Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the head of Kabardino-Balkaria, Arsen Kanokov, and by his decree appointed Yuri Kokov as acting head of the region. At a working meeting dedicated to this event, Putin stressed that Yuri Alexandrovich came from the republic, so he knows about the situation not by hearsay, and his successful experience in the federal government will help solve local problems.
Working meeting of Vladimir Putin with Yuri KokovWorking meeting of Vladimir Putin with Yuri Kokov
On October 9, 2014, the parliament of Kabardino-Balkaria unanimously changed the status of the head of the republic from temporary to permanent.Many heads of regions, including the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, brought their congratulations to Yuri Kokov.
New head of Kabardino-Balkaria - Yuri Kokov
Having stepped in on the post of the head of the CBD, Yuri Alexandrovich actively traveled to the republic entrusted to him, in order to see the state of affairs not only from the reports that subordinates put on the table.
Yuri Kokov takes citizensYuri Kokov takes citizens
The main direction of Kokov’s policy is the “revitalization” of the agrarian sector of the economy, which, according to Yury Alexandrovich, is entrusted with a difficult but realistic task of import substitution.
To improve the business climate of the CBD, various measures to support small businesses are used: concessional lending, the provision of grants in special competitions for business projects, the creation of so-called business incubators and others. In addition, such industries as transport, energy, and construction are not left unattended by Kokov.
"Clever and clever" with Yuri Kokov
One of the main achievements of Kokov is the provision of security and the maintenance of public order in the republic, because Kabardino-Balkaria is located in the region, with the glory of "restless."The fight against extremism is being actively pursued and is bearing fruit in the form of a steady decrease in the number of crimes, especially of a terrorist nature (for example, in 2015 there were only two against 143 in 2010).
2016: Yuri Kokov as head of the CBD2016: Yuri Kokov as head of the CBD
Yuri Kokov spoke with voters on social networks, in particular, in popular Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. New publications appeared regularly. In addition to operational activity reports, this allows citizens of the republic to promptly contact the head of the CBD. On the comments to the photo on Instagram, there were officials responsible for the relevant directions - in particular, Azamat Koscheev, the head of the administration of the Urvansky municipal district of Kabardino-Balkaria.

The personal life of Yuri Kokov

Yuri Kokov is married. His wife's name is Zhanna Babaeva, she comes from an influential Balkarian clan. Her father is a senior MIA officer. The couple have two children.

Yuri Kokov now

September 26, 2018 Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the resignation of Kokov from the governor’s office. According to the president, Yury Alexandrovich personally asked him to be transferred to Moscow. Acting head of the region was appointed Kazbek Kokov.He is a namesake, not a relative of Yuri Kokov, but he is the son of the first president of the CBD, who led the republic from 1992 to 2005.

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