Valentina L. Kazakova

Chief of the Main Directorate for migration, Police Major-General

Valentina Kazakova was born on July 6, 1969 in Tula.

In 1991, she graduated from the Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University, and in 2000 – from the Moscow Institute of Law of the Russian MIA.

She started her career at the internal affairs bodies of the Russian Federation in 1993.

Since 1995, she worked at executive positions in the Passport and Visa Service of the internal affairs bodies.

In 2004-2007, she was the Chief of the Center for Citizens' Applications on Passport and Visa Issues at the Russian Federal Migration Service.

In 2011, she became the Chief of the Administration for Citizenship Issues of the Russian Federal Migration Service.

On August 26, 2016, subject to Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 435, she was appointed the Deputy Chief of the Russian MIA General Administration for Migration Issues.

Pursuant to Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 537 dated November 10, 2017, she was awarded the special rank of Police Major-General.

On February 8, 2019 subject to Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 44, she was appointed the Chief of the Main Directorate for migration.

Over the period of her service at the internal affairs bodies, she was awarded the medal of Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd class, the Order of Friendship, and other Ministry's awards.

She is married and has a daughter and a son.

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