Vladimir Rushailo

Vladimir Borisovich Rushailo (Russian: Владимир Борисович Рушайло; born July 28, 1953 in Morshansk, Tambov Oblast) is a Russian politician.

Vladimir Rushailo
Vladimir Borisovich Rushailo.jpg
CIS Executive Secretary
In office
14 July 2004 – 5 October 2007
Preceded byYury Yarov
Succeeded bySergey Lebedev
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
21 May 1999 – 28 March 2001
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Preceded bySergei Stepashin
Succeeded byBoris Gryzlov
Personal details
Born (1953-07-28) July 28, 1953 (age 67)
Morshansk, Tambov Oblast, RSFSR, USSR

From 1999 to 2001, he was the Interior Minister of Russia, and Secretary of Security Council from 2001 to 2004. As the Minister of the Interior, he was charged with overseeing the security of sensitive internal sites and materials such as high-value train shipments and nuclear weapons facilities. His tenure coincided with a period of serious concern over the security of Russia's nuclear weapons stocks, especially with regard to the 2000 computer bug and its potential effects in the run up to and after the Y2K switch.[1][2] From 14 July 2004 to 5 October 2007 he was the executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2002 he was injured in a road crash in Kamchatka together with region's governor Mikhail Mashkovtsev.[3]

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. ^ "Nuclear Weapons in Russia: Safety, Security, and Control Issues" (PDF). CRS Issue Brief for Congress. August 15, 2003. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "(Quote), Perspectives". Newsweek. March 26, 2001. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Пострадавшего в аварии Рушайло отправляют в Москву спецрейсом". Newsweek. September 9, 2002. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sergei Stepashin
Interior Minister of Russia
Succeeded by
Boris Gryzlov
Preceded by
Sergei Ivanov
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Succeeded by
Igor Ivanov
Preceded by
Yury Yarov
Executive Secretary of CIS
June 14, 2004-October 5, 2007
Succeeded by
Sergei Lebedev