Russian statesman and political figure. Many years of the mayor (Chairman of the Executive Committee, the mayor) Kazan, followed by the statesman at the Federal level. The initiator and organizer of the celebration of the Millennium of Kazan and the construction of the Kazan underground. . Actively participates in the life of the Muslim community of Kazan.
Graduated from the Kazan electrotechnical school of communication in 1965.
he Graduated from the physical faculty of Kazan state University in 1973.
Director of NPO "Algorithm" in Kazan.
February 1989 — Chairman of the Kazan Executive Committee.
Oct 2005 — elected as an independent candidate in the representative body of the municipal formation of Kazan city.
October 24, 2005 — elected head of the representative body of municipal formation of Kazan (mayor of Kazan).
November 14, 2005 — appointed to the post of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in far East Federal district. In this position he was a member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
October 2, 2007, dismissed in connection with transition to other work.
October 3, 2007 — appointed Deputy Minister of regional development of the Russian Federation.
From 14 July 2008 to 6 September 2011, the Permanent representative of the Russian Federation in the Organization of the Islamic conference in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
From December 2012 to December 2013, Vice — President of "Rubin". November 2016 — the assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Honorary worker of housing and communal services of Russia (1998) certificate of merit of the Republic of Tatarstan (1998), Honorary citizen of Kazan (2006)
Honorary President of football club "Rubin". The Chairman of the parish Council of mosques "Nury".
The order "For merits before Fatherland" III degree (19 July 2004) — for outstanding contribution to the implementation of socio-economic reforms in the city and many years of diligent work
the Order "For merits before Fatherland" IV degree (13 April 1999) — for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of the city and years of hard work
the Order of Honour (7 June 1996) — for merits before the state a great contribution to the construction of social and cultural destination in the city of Kazan and many years of hard work
the Medal "In memory of 1000-anniversary of Kazan"
the Medal "For valiant labor
In commemoration of 100-anniversary of V. I. Lenin's birth"
the Order of the Reverend Sergiy Radonejskiy of the II degree (ROC, 2005)
winner of the prize of USSR Council of Ministers (1986)
Married with two daughters.