Vladimir Puchkov

Vladimir Andreyevich Puchkov (Russian: Владимир Андреевич Пучков) (born January 1, 1959, in Novinka at Volgograd Oblast) is a Russian politician who served as Minister of Emergency Situations from May 2012 to May 2018.

Vladimir Puchkov
Владимир Пучков
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2nd Minister of Emergency Situations
In office
21 May 2012 – 7 May 2018
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Preceded bySergey Shoygu
Succeeded byYevgeny Zinichev
Personal details
Born (1959-01-01) January 1, 1959 (age 62)
Novinka, Volgograd Oblast, Russian SFSR
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (Before 1991)
Independent (1991–present)
Alma materHigh Military Engineering Command School
ProfessionCivil engineer, civil servant

He holds the military rank of General Lieutenant.



  • 1979 — graduated from Tyumen High Military Engineering Command School (Тюменское высшее военно-инженерное командное училище)
  • 1988 — attended The Kuybishev Military Engineering Academy (Военно-инженерную академию им. В. В. Куйбышева). Which he graduated in 1991 with specialty in Command Staff of Civil Defense.
  • 2000 — graduated from the Russian Academy for State Service under the President of Russia, with specialty as Manager for Municipal Management.


  • 1979-1983 — Served in the Engineering Troops in Far East Military District of the Soviet Army.
  • 1983-1986 — Senior Officer of Civil Defense Command (in Kungur, Perm region).
  • 1991-1994 — Teacher of Military courses in Civil Defense affairs.
  • 1995-1997 — Head of Science research Management of the All-Russian Institute of Science Research for Civil Defense and Emergencies Situations.
  • 1997-1999 — Deputy of Head Department for Activities of Population and Territory Protection of the Ministry for Emergencies Situations (МЧС России).
  • 1999-2003 — Deputy Head Department of Civil Defense.
  • 2003-2004 — Head Department of Civil Defense.
  • 2004-2006 — Director for Civil Defense Department of the Emergencies Ministry.
  • 2006-2007 — Head of North-West Regional Center of the Emergencies Control Ministry.
  • 2007-2012 — State Secretary - Deputy Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.
  • Since 2012 — Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Sergey Shoygu
Minister of Emergency Situations