IZHEVSK, may 20. /TASS/. The first President of the Udmurt Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for science, education and culture Alexander Volkov died in Germany, where he passed a course of treatment. About TASS reported the former press Secretary Volkov Viktor Chulkov.
“Alexander died this afternoon at the clinic,” said Chulkov.
Volkov was 65 years. Since 1993 he has held the position of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Udmurt Republic, in 1995 was elected Chairman of the state Council of the Udmurt Republic, in 2000 was elected the first President of the Udmurt Republic. In 2004 he was re-elected to this post. In 2009, the state Council of Udmurtia Volkov gave the powers of the President of the Republic.
In 2014, in connection with the expiration of the term of office Volkov, acting head of the Udmurt Republic was appointed Alexander Soloviev.