Biography of Dmitry AzarovDmitry Azarov is a Russian politician who has been acting as governor of the Samara region since September 2017, replacing the dismissed Nikolai Merkushkin. In September 2018, he was elected head of the region. Until 2017 - Senator of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation from the Samara region, from 2010 to 2014 he served as mayor of the Samara city district.
Acting Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Igorevich Azarov
Early years and educationDmitry Igorevich Azarov was born on August 9, 1970 in Samara (Kuibyshev in those years) in the family of a worker at the Kuybyshev meliovodhoz and technical inspector in the city “Oblbytekhnik”. In 1977, he went to the first class of secondary school No. 13, but less than a year later the family moved to another district, and Dmitry began the second class at school No. 30, then transferred to school No. 132. The future governor had a love for exact sciences, especially physics and mathematics.
Dmitry Azarov was born and raised in Samara
It is known that in his youth Azarov liked rock music - he often attended thematic concerts, went to Leningrad for the funeral of Viktor Tsoi.
Dmitry Azarov in his youth
Seven years later, Azarov defended his thesis at the RGTEU (topic: “Improving the organizational and economic mechanism for forming the profitability of a commercial organization”) and became a candidate of economic sciences.
Labor activityAfter graduating from the Polytech, Dmitry Azarov worked in three jobs at the same time: he was a programmer, an economist and an accountant, then got a job in the tax service, but did not stay there for a long time.
Azarov - Candidate of Economic Sciences
Dmitry Azarov's political careerDmitry Azarov came to politics in November 2006, thanks to the new mayor of Samara, Viktor Tarkhov, who offered the young specialist the position of his first deputy. He was responsible for issues of municipal property and land, the economy and finance, housing and communal services. In 2008, Azarov left of his own accord, after which he received the position of Minister of Environmental Management in the regional government.
Mayor of Samara: “Do not let thieves into power!” (2010)
Page from the pre-election booklet of Dmitry Azarov
Azarov personally participated in the improvement of the Samara courtyards
Meeting of the mayor of Samara with bloggers
The term of mayor Azarov expired in the fall of 2015, but ended a year earlier. In September 2014, the new governor of the Samara region, Nikolay Merkushkin, appointed Azarov as the representative of the Samara region in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, after which the politician moved to Moscow.
Dmitry Azarov in the Federation Council
For the successful solution of economic issues in the region, Azarov was awarded the Order of Glory to Russia.
The personal life of Dmitry AzarovAzarov is married. Dmitry Igorevich met his wife Elina, a biologist by training, as a child. The wedding took place when Azarov was a student at the Polytechnic Institute. The couple has two daughters: Polina (born in 1995) and Alain (born in 2002). The eldest daughter from a young age was interested in history, and the youngest was engaged in singing.
Dmitry Azarov with his wife and youngest daughter
Dmitry Azarov: #icebucketchallenge
Dmitry Azarov nowOn September 25, 2017, Dmitry Igorevich was appointed by the decree of President Vladimir Putin to the post of Acting Governor of the Samara Region. He took the place of Nikolai Merkushkin, who held his post since 2012. Azarov said that working in this position in his native area is a double responsibility for him.
In the photo: Dmitry Azarov and Vladimir Putin
On the single voting day on September 9, 2018, Azarov gained 72.63% of the votes (at a turnout of 48%) and became the new governor of the Samara region.