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The Human Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Karelia
Valentin A.Shmykov

Shmykov V.A. Born on December 4,1943 in Udmurtia. Has been living in Karelia since 1945. Served in the Soviet Army on the territory of GDR.

Graduated from

  • Petrozavodsk Forestry College,
  • Forestry and Engineering Department of Petrozavodsk State University,
  • Leningrad Higher Party School,
  • Higher KGB School of the USSR.

Held positions as a Komsomol and Party official in Medvezhegorsk and Priazha regions of Karelia.

Since 1980 has worked in the KGB of the USSR.
Since 1986 -Assistant Head of the Personnel in the KGB of RK
Since 1990 till 1993- Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of RK.
Since December 1993 - Head of Federal Service Department of the Russian federation Tax police in the Republic of Karelia.


  • Honorary member of the Federal Tax Police of RF,
  • Awarded with name arms by the Director of FSNP of RF,
  • Awarded with Honorary Diploma of RK "For conscientious labor".

Married with a son and a grandson.

On August 3, 2000 was appointed a Chief Federal Inspector in the RK according to the Decree No 68 of the Russian President Representative in the North-Western Federal District Cherkesov V.V.

In May, 2008, was appointed the Human Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Karelia.

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Created: 15 November, 2000. Last updated: 17 October, 2008.
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