O.V. Mezhenina, N.N. Poluektova
Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Federal Districts: Social and Occupational Considerations (2000–2014)
This article examines social and professional characteristics of presidential envoys to the federal districts of the Russian Federation. The article focuses on the educational and occupational performance of officials beginning with the establishment of federal districts in 2000 to the present. Using biographical information the authors point out quantitative indicators of occupational status of presidential envoys to the federal districts. The article reveals the dynamics of the educational and occupational composition of Russian presidential envoy corpus. Officials in question did not keep this position for a long time. It is shown that this group is dominated by representatives of defense and law enforcement agencies, but proportions varied considerably in the course of years. Throughout the period studied the position was only for a short time kept by representatives of civil occupations. The authors also consider such issues as the officials’ social and gender characteristics, birth rank, place of birth and party affiliation. The study resulted in identifying characteristic features of social and occupational image of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoys to the federal districts.
Key words: Federal District, president, president plenipotentiary envoy to the federal districts, defense and law enforcement agencies, Russian Federation
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