Ruslan Khadzhismelovich Tsalikov (Russian: Руслан Хаджисмелович Цаликов) is a Russian First Deputy Minister of Defence and Order of Honour recipient.

Ruslan Tsalikov
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Native name
Руслан Хаджисмелович Цаликов
Born (1956-07-31) July 31, 1956 (age 63)
Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz), North Ossetian ASSR
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchBanner of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (obverse).svg Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Years of service1991 — present
RankClass 1 Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation
AwardsOrder of Honour
Order of Friendship


Tsalikov was born on July 31, 1956 in Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz), North Ossetian ASSR. He graduated from the North Ossetian State University which was named in honour of Kosta Khetagurov in 1978 and five years later got a degree from Moscow Institute of National Economy. Between those years he was an intern researcher in the same place and from 1983 to 1987 was a lecturer on labour economics and the same year became a subdean of the Economics Faculty at the same university. From 1987 to 1989 he was Economic Affairs' General Director and from 1989 to 1990 worked at Control-and-Auditing Directorate as the Chief Controller. Tsalikov worked as Minister of Finance of North Ossetia for four years starting from 1990 and from 1994 till 2000 was the Chief of the Main Financial and Economic Administration under Boris Yeltsin. From 2000 to 2005 he worked for Ministry of Emergency Situations. He was promoted to the State Secretary by Vladimir Putin, a position which he held from 2005 to 2007.[1] In 2010, he became a head of Ministry of Emergency Situations and then was invited as a guest on Special Correspondent on Russia-1.[2]

From May to November 2012 he was the Vice Governor of the Moscow Region and starting from that date on, under Presidential Decree, he was promoted to Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.[1] He was scheduled to become Acting Governor of Moscow Region.[3] He was made Acting Governor of Moscow Region on 6 November 2012 and served until 8 November 2012, when he was replaced by current Governor Andrei Vorobyov.


  1. ^ a b "Ruslan Tsalikov". Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ruslan Tsalikov in the "Special Correspondent" Program". Ministry of Emergency Situations. September 23, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ruslan Tsalikov to be Moscow region governor until election". ITAR-TASS. Retrieved July 27, 2013.[dead link]