Viktor Koksharov


Rector of the Urals Federal University named after the First Russian President B.N. Yeltsyn.

Graduated from Ural State University. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History.

After graduation, remained at the university; worked as assistant at the Faculty of USSR History; secretary of the Young Communist League; senior lecturer of the Faculty of Modern History and Theory of International Relations.

Worked at the Urals division of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the External Communications Directorate of the Presidium; head of the Information and Analysis Directorate of the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Served as Sverdlovsk Region’s Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations.

From 2007 to 2009, Chairman of the government of the Sverdlovsk Region.

On 9 April 2010, appointed Rector of the new Urals Federal University by Russian Federation government decree.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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