Former Minister of Agriculture of Russia and former governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev, speaking at a meeting of employees named after his father company JSC "Firm" Agrocomplex. NI Tkachev, explained his decision to abandon the continuation of his political career and return home (on July 5, at a meeting of shareholders of the Agrocomplex, Tkachev was elected to the company's board of directors).
"For me, the concept of" home "is more voluminous and more multifaceted," home "- it means in" Agrocomplex ", its roots, its history and each of you. I always, I'm honest, I missed you, I always thought about you, "Tkachev said." In the morning of July 29, the video footage of the speech was published in the news group "VK Press" in the "VKontakte" news agency in the social network "VKontakte".
The ex-minister said that he had previously "supported and prompted to the best of his abilities" and now he would like to devote the remaining years to his work on the "house", and not to "wander" around Russia.
"When the constitutional resignation of the government happened, I asked the leadership of the country what is enough, probably, I probably already have to dash about Russia, enough to test fate. I, in general, have worked quite a lot - both at the regional, regional level, and at the federal level. And I would like these years, when there are still forces, there are opportunities to devote to your small homeland and you, dear fellow countrymen, "Tkachev said.
Holding Agrocomplex was established in the village of Vyselki Krasnodar Territory in 1993 by combining the feed mill and the feeding base Voskhod, then Alexander Tkachev became its general director. In the next few years, the holding company included an elevator, a creamery, several poultry farms and other agricultural enterprises. Currently, the holding company includes more than 60 companies, employing about 24 thousand people.
Alexander Tkachev was born in 1960, graduated from the Krasnodar Polytechnic and the Kuban Agricultural Institutes. In 1994 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Territory, and in 1995 he was a State Duma deputy, continuing to work as general director of the Agrocomplex. In 1999, Tkachev was again elected to the State Duma, but in 2000 he moved to the post of governor of the Krasnodar Territory, collecting over 82% of the vote in the elections. The head of the region Tkachev remained until 2015, and on April 22, 2015 was appointed Minister of Agriculture of Russia. He resigned in 2018 after the election of Vladimir Putin for a new presidential term. Tkachev was not reassigned to the ministerial post: Dmitry Patrushev became the head of the Ministry of Agriculture.