Anatoly Yakunin was born on February 11, 1964 in village Krivtsovo-Plota of the Dolzhansky District of the Oryol Region. After the army, he started his service in the militia as a local inspector in the Dolzhansky District Division of Internal Affairs.
Over more than 25 years of his career in the internal affairs bodies, Anatoly Yakunin worked his way from a rank-and-file employee to the chief of militia divisions at the local and regional levels. He held positions of the Chief of the Internal Affairs Division, Chief of the Administration for Combating Organized Crime, and the First Deputy Chief of the Administration of Internal Affairs – Chief of the Criminal Militia of the Administration of Internal Affairs for the Oryol Region. Then, he served at the position of the First Deputy Chief – Chief of the Criminal Militia of the Administration of Internal Affairs for the Voronezh Region. From June 2010, he headed the Russian MIA Administration for the Novgorod Region.
Anatoly Yakunin has higher legal education. He graduated from the Academy of Management of the Russian MIA and later received a degree at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. He was awarded state medal “For Outstanding Results in Public Order Protection”, received award pin “Honorary Employee of the MIA” and other Ministry's awards.
On June 2, 2012 the President of Russia signed the Decree on appointment of Anatoly Yakunin to the position of the Chief of the General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow.
On September 23, 2016 subject to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was appointed the Chief of the Operations Administration of the Russian MIA.
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