AN Tkachev - Minister of Agriculture: biography, photo, family
The current Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Tkachev A. N. (born December 23, 1960) went the long way of the economic leader: from the mechanical engineer at the agricultural processing enterprise to the director of this plant, and then after nearly a decade and a half of management, Krasnodar Krai was co-opted into the government of the Russian Federation.
Where began his life Alexander Tkachev,Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation? His biography began in the Kuban, in a relatively young village of Vyselka, which was formed at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. According to Tkachev himself, said in an interview with well-known TV presenter Vladimir Pozner, his father is a Kuban Cossack, and his mother is a Ukrainian. In the documentary Alexei Pivovarov's Bread for Stalin, Alexander Nikolaevich claims that his father's parents were dekulakized during collectivization as owners of five horses.
The origins of Tkachev's welfare
But by the time of his birth, Father Nikolai IvanovichTkachev (by the way, who, despite his youth (1926), had time to fight at the WWII fronts) had already occupied a considerable position in the Vyselkovsky district executive committee - he was the deputy chairman. When Sasha was only 14 years old, his father was entrusted with the construction of a plant for the production of mixed fodder in Vyselky. It was successfully completed (and how else could it be in the USSR?), And Nikolai Tkachev in the early 80's became its director. The plant had inter-farm status, that is, it was built on the money of several collective farms, and the activity of its director was under the control of the council from their chairmen. This enterprise became the cornerstone of the current agro-industrial empire, owned (albeit informally) by Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, along with his relatives.
Childhood and youth
Sasha's childhood was cloudless. The tall, handsome boy was a universal favorite, like many Soviet youths of the 1980s, he was fond of playing electric guitar, graduated from a music school, sang in a youth ensemble, went in for athletics (he even got a master of sports), and played basketball for the Vyselkov team his true basketball growth).
After school, Alexander Tkachev entered the Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute, and graduating in 1983 and qualified as a mechanical engineer, was assigned to the plant of his father in Vyselki.
Production experience and the beginning of political activity
Who began his career AlexanderTkachev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation? His biography in production began in the factory boiler room, which he soon became the head of. Who knows the production by hearsay, he will agree that it is a troublesome business. What made the current Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Tkachev distinguished at the beginning of his career? His biography (production) was rapid, but rather short. Within a couple of years he was appointed the chief mechanic of the plant, and former colleagues were more remembered as an active participant in the factory amateur performance, guitarist and accordionist. A young and promising specialist drew the attention of the first secretary of the Vyselkovsky district committee of the CPSU, Alexei Klimov, and already in 1986 Alexander Tkachev became the head of the Komsomol district committee in the same settlement.
How the years of perestroika passed in the deaf Kubanprovinces and what Vyselkovski Komsomol members were doing then, we do not know. They say that at first Tkachev could not work together with his deputies - for a year he replaced them already five. However, he remained in office for four years. And the 90th came ...
At the beginning of the dashing 90s
How did Alexander continue his career?Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation? Biography of him in this difficult time made a turn, and he suddenly turned out to be the director at the factory with his father, who became a deputy with his own son. How could this happen? It is obvious that by 1990 the young party leader had "intuited" that the struggle for the cause of Lenin was a matter of no prospects. 64-year-old Nikolai Tkachev, from the height of his life experience, has already realized that soon thousands of hungry and desperate "guys" will appear in the country, from which it will be necessary to protect the only family asset at that time in the form of Vyselkovsky feed mill (by that time he had absorbed himself the nearest enterprise "Myasoprom", therefore it became known as "Agrocomplex"). And only Sasha's son can do it.
Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture inthe present government of the Russian Federation, came to the secretary of the district committee of Klimov and said that he no longer wanted to lead the Soviet people (within the Vyselkovsky district) to the victory of communism, but wanted to engage in agriculture. And he peacefully released him from a responsible post in free swimming in life.
Now in Vyselkovsky district there are no independentagricultural enterprises, all arable land (except for a few dozen farms) with an area of 200 thousand hectares, all processing agricultural products of the enterprise belong to CJSC "Agrocomplex", which now bears the name of NI Tkachev. In fact, the largest latifundia in the country has been created, with 22,000 employees. And considering that Alexander Tkachev is the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, it can quite expand to the all-Russian scale.
How did it all start?
How did you achieve such an unprecedented commercialsuccess Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture in the current government of the Russian Federation? His biography as an entrepreneur is quite rich. Until 1993, Agrocomplex survived only through preferential state loans, but then everything was fine.
Return to politics
Throughout the 1990s, the fast-growingthe company was formally headed by Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of Agriculture, whose biography is the subject of our study. However, the true leader and owner was still Tkachev the elder. Working together, the family has made considerable progress.
Time then was interesting. The region has been led by charismatic leader, communist Nikolai Kondratenko for almost 5 years (since 1996). He opposed the market reforms in every possible way, fought desperately against the dissolution of the collective farms, but missed another danger-the expansion of large private agro-enterprises that "ate" the Kuban collective farms in one sitting together with their lands, livestock, productive funds and people.
It is noteworthy that a year before the victory Kondratenkoat the regional elections he was replayed by Alexander Tkachev as an independent candidate in the elections to the State Duma. To defeat the Communist rival, he used pro-communist rhetoric in agitation, which was rather strange for a big businessman, but at that time it worked.
Becoming the regional leader, Kondratenko occupiedan independent position in relation to the federal authorities and tightly controlled all the processes inside the region, so that he had to establish relations with him. Therefore, Alexander Tkachev in his political views at that time strongly "floated". The CPRF claims that at that time he was a member (Tkachev himself denies this). At least in the next Duma elections in 1999, Tkachev was nominated by the Communist Party and supported by the governor.
With the coming to power of Vladimir Putin "freemen"for local Russian leaders ended. After the new president "smashed" the Chechen separatists together with the Russian army, Alexander Kondratenko, who after the Khasavyurt agreements "flirted" with the leadership of the so-called Republic of Ichkeria and even opened its pseudo diplomatic representation in Krasnodar, it was made clear that his time in power expired. Kondratenko did not argue and refused to participate in the election of the governor in 2000, supporting as the successor the hero of our article.
What was remarkable about the time in whichheaded by Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture? Biography (Tkachev's photo at the beginning of the governorship period is shown below) as a regional leader began with very decisive measures aimed at limiting the influx of illegal migrants from the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia to the Kuban. Today, when the world's media are full of reports about the European Union's struggle against the illegal penetration of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa into its territory, few Russians think that the Kuban (like the neighboring Stavropol Region) is in this mode throughout the post-Soviet period.
What is characteristic, in the Soviet period, the problemmigration was not so acute, in principle, all Caucasians could live normally on their lands, everyone had enough work and wages. But after the collapse of the USSR, the economic situation in the Caucasus and the Transcaucasia deteriorated sharply. How representatives of the Turkic-speaking and Semitic peoples behave in this case, we see today on the example of Europe. In the same way, the Kuban and Stavropol regions experience constant migration pressure from the East.
How did the new regionalhead Tkachev? He turned to the old Cossack traditions, made fellow-countrymen remember that the Kuban Cossacks were a kind of border guard between the Caucasus and Russia. To the peasants in the villages began to give out kubanks, whips and trousers with stripes, to unite them into Cossack squads. The revived Cossacks became a real force in the region, which along with the power structures supports the social order in it.
Member of the Government
When last year Russia became frankto infringe on many issues when there was a problem of restricting food supplies from abroad in response to Western economic sanctions, the president needed in the government not just an able and energetic manager (of whom there are many), but a real Russian patriot who is not afraid to speak out and uphold Its national position, even different from the generally accepted one. And Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of Agriculture, whose biography has always been connected with agricultural production, fell in a new position at the right time. His determination to resist pressure was expressed in sending contraband food to the caterpillars of bulldozers, which clearly showed to all Russia's enemies: there will be no retreat.
Now Tkachev is actively engaged in politicsimport substitution in Russian agriculture. Of course, he sees this very substitution as the creation of many companies like his own "Agrocomplex", because he does not have any other experience of working in the countryside. It's good or bad for Russia, time will tell. In any case, at this stage, his efforts are welcomed by the president and the majority of the population, and this is the main thing.
A few words about my personal life
And what does Alexander Tkachev look like on this side,Minister of Agriculture, biography, whose family is interested in many Russians? Tkachev's only wife, Olga Ivanovna, also from Vyselok, is a contemporary of Alexander Nikolayevich, studied with him in the same school. By education Olga Tkacheva is an economist. She studied in Krasnodar, as well as her future husband. Today he is a housewife.
The Tkachevs have two daughters. The eldest Tatiana is married to the famous Kuban businessman Roman Batalov, the youngest after graduating from school in 2010, became interested in painting, taking part in international competitions.