President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov and First Lady Gulsina Minnikhanova is the one of the most elegant couple not only in Russian Federation but across the Europe too.
The couple has risen to level of celebrities by dint of their modest lifestyle as well as their graceful appearance. In the Tatarstan, both the husband and wife are popular for their humbleness, modesty, passion and commitment to their professions as well as their public welfare approach.
They never pleased the details of personal life to the gossip of journalists. Neither he nor his wife strives to be in the center of attention of the press and show maximum modesty. By the way Gulsina Akhatovna wife of Rustam Minnikhanov is younger than him at 12 years. She met back in Arsk almost 30 years ago. And since then they have not parted. Rumor has it that Rustam Nurgaliyevich had to seek Gulsina’s hand and heart for a whole year. But the marriage was strong.
The President of Tatarstan is in general an active opponent of divorces and even has somewhat tightened the legislation of the republic in this regard. His position proves by personal example. Rustam Minnikhanov’s wife is in business. She owns one of the elite beauty salons in Kazan. Before the tragedy of 2013, the family had two sons. Now there is only one left – Iskander Minnikhanov, born in 2008.
Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in a Volga Tatar family in the New Arysh. He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade as a commodity expert in 1986. He is a doctor of economic sciences. After graduation, he began his career as an engineer in Sabinsky District Association of Selkhoztekhnika. In 1993 he was appointed head of Vysokogorsky District administration and in November 1996 he was appointed minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan. From July 10, 1998 until March 25, 2010 he was prime minister of the Republic of Tatarstan. During his tenure as republican prime minister, Minnikhanov continued to be involved in industry, serving as chairman of the board of directors of the oil company Tatneft from 2005 to 2006.
As prime minister, he was known for his enthusiasm for technological innovation, spearheading the republic’s move to digital, paperless government and the streamlining of official business through the use of electronically distributed documents and electronic signing of official documents. On January 27, 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev nominated Rustam Minnikhanov to be the new president of Tatarstan and on March 25, 2010, Rustam Minnikhanov formally assumed the office of President.
During the 2014 Crimean crisis, Minnikhanov acted as a mediator between the Kremlin government and the Crimean Tatar community over concerns raised amongst Crimean Tatars over potential persecution by Russia should it annex the peninsula.
He has been President of the Republic of Tatarstan since September 18, 2015. Previously, he also served as Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan since March 24, 2015. He has served as President of the Republic of Tatarstan since March 25, 2010. From 1996 to 1998 he was Minister of Finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Rustam Minnikhanov is the Honoured Master of Sports of the Russian Federation. He is a big enthusiast of motorsport and the professional athlete-racing driver, regularly participating in the Tatarstan, Russian and international competitions, including the European championships. In 2004 and 2005 took the 3rd place in the European championship in one of automobile categories. He is repeated winner and the winner of the Cup of the President of Tatarstan in motorsport including already and being the President of Tatarstan.
According to him, we set to ourselves a task: increase the number of places in preschool educational institutions for children from 1.5 to three years. But my personal opinion the child up to 3 years should live in family, house education will replace nothing. I consider that it is necessary to bring up a cult of family and child in people. People do not represent what this happiness, when you have children! And the child should be not one! And, of course, it is impossible to resolve demography issue if not to give a guarantee to women. The woman should feel confidence in tomorrow. And tough sanctions and punishment will be applied to the companies which dismiss pregnant women.
The First Lady Gulsina Akhatovna’s main occupation, in addition to family care, today is to support its own prestigious beauty salon called «Luciano Beauty Studio» located in the capital of Tatarstan. He salon was named after Luciano De’aloya, Italian Barber, who specially flies to Kazan from Geneva once a month. The cost of services in the cabin varies from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. According to the results of 2010 Gulsina Minnikhanov earned more than eight million rubles per month and was in the TOP 10 richest wives of governors.
In the family of the President of Tatarstan were born two sons: Irek Minnikhanov Minnikhanov and Iskander. November 17, 2013 the eldest son died tragically in a plane crash in Kazan. On that day Boeing, on Board of which there were fifty men were burned in the explosion of fuel tanks when you are landing at Kazan airport. After the disaster Ruslan Nurgalievich was disappointing. Speaking about the tragedy in Kazan, he was barely holding back tears, and only responsibility for the fate of the whole Republic did not let him down. Gulsina Minnikhanova became famous not only as the first lady of Tatarstan. She regularly falls into the ratings of the richest wives of heads of Russian regions. She was born in 1969. Gulsina Akhatovna Minnikhanova took up employment, allowed her to significantly increase the family budget. Regular visitors were the wives of local officials, businessmen, as well as top managers of large business groups, which are based in the capital of the republic.
Then the first time she became the focus of media attention because of its exorbitant income. She settled down in a six-story mansion, the total area of which was 18 thousand square meters. Interest in this place for rest and relaxation was huge firstly, due to the fact that with the services of such a high class to be met infrequently; secondly, because it was owned by the first lady of Tatarstan.