Yuri Ilyin

Yuri Viktorovich Ilyin (Russian: Юрий Викторович Ильин; born 9 April 1968) is a Kazakhstani politician and major general who's serving as Minister of Emergency Situations since 11 September 2020.

Yuri Ilyin
Юрий Ильин
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Ilyin in 2020
Minister of Emergency Situations
Assumed office
11 September 2020
PresidentKassym-Jomart Tokayev
Prime MinisterAskar Mamin
Preceded byVladimir Bozhko (2014)
Personal details
Born (1968-04-09) 9 April 1968 (age 53)
Kuybyshev, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alma materAlma-Ata Higher Combined Arms Command School
Kyrgyz State Law University
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union (1989–1991)
 Russia (1991–1992)
 Kazakhstan (2020–present)
Branch/serviceArmed Forces of Kazakhstan
Years of service2020–present
Rank17-RKGF-MG.svg Major general


Early life and educationEdit

Ilyin was born in the town of Kuybyshev in present-day Russia. In 1989, he graduated from the Alma-Ata Higher Combined Arms Command School with a specialty in engineering for operation of tracked and wheeled vehicles. He eventually attended the Kyrgyz State Law University where he earned a degree in law in 2006.[1]


In August 1989, Ilyin became the commander of a motorized rifle platoon of the 73rd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 2nd Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the Moscow Military District and from April 1990, he was the commander of the 1st Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment. In July 1992, Ilyin became a teacher of 390 courses of Civil Defense in the Sumy Oblast of Ukraine before becoming the deputy head of the courses in July 1993.[1]

From August 1996, Ilyin was a senior officer of the training center of the Almaty Regional Department for Emergency Situations. In June 1998, he became the Head of the Civil Protection Department of the Almaty City Emergency Management and served the post before becoming the Deputy Head of the Almaty City Department for Emergency Situations in June 1999. In March 2005, Ilyin became the Deputy Head of the Department for Emergency Situations of Almaty and from December 2011, he was the Acting Head of the Department for Mobilization Preparation, Civil Defense, Organization of Prevention and Elimination of Accidents and Natural Disasters of Almaty before being appointed as the Head in January 2012.[1]

In March 2013, Ilyin became the Deputy Äkim of Almaty.[2] He served the post until becoming the State Inspector of the Department of State Control and Organizational and Territorial Work of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan on 21 October 2015.[3][4]

On 8 April 2016, he was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs.[5][6] While serving the post, Ilyin was awarded the rank of major general on 6 May 2020.[7][8] On 11 September 2020, he was appointed as a Minister of Emergency Situations.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b c "Ильин Юрий Викторович ▷ биография, фото, должность". kapital.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  2. ^ "Есимов меняет замов". www.forbes.kz (in Russian). 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  3. ^ "Бывший замакима Алматы стал сотрудником Администрации Президента РК". www.caravan.kz (in Russian). 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  4. ^ Есеналина, Алина (2015-10-21). "Румиль Тауфиков стал новым замакима Алматы". informburo.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  5. ^ Forbes.kz (2016-04-08). "Юрий Ильин сел в кресло Владимира Божко в МВД". www.forbes.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  6. ^ Каримова, Жанара (2016-04-08). "Юрий Ильин назначен заместителем министра внутренних дел - Аналитический интернет-журнал Vласть". vlast.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  7. ^ "Президент подписал указ о присвоении высших воинских и спецзваний". kapital.kz (in Russian). 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  8. ^ "Карим Масимов и Нурлан Ермекбаев стали генерал-лейтенантами". informburo.kz (in Russian). 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  9. ^ "Prime Minister Askar Mamin introduces Minister of Emergency Situations Yuri Ilyin". primeminister.kz. 2020-09-11. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  10. ^ INFORM.KZ (2020-09-11). "Kazakhstan names Minister of Emergency Situations". www.inform.kz. Retrieved 2020-09-28.