Yunus-bek B. Yevkurov
Head of Ingushetia, Russian public officer and politician, Hero of the Russian Federation.
He was in command of the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment (98th Guards Airborne Division); Lieutenant Colonel of the Guards.
Ingush by nationality, he was born on July 29, 1963 in a large peasant family in the village of Tarskoye, Prigorodnyi area, presently North Ossetia-Alania. He grew up in the city of Malgobek and was graduated from school in the city of Beslan.
Yevkurov was conscripted by the Armed Forces in 1982 and served in the Naval Infantry of the Pacific Fleet. In 1989, he graduated from the Ryazan School of Airborne Troops. Yevkurov continued his military education, graduating from the Frunze Military Academy in 1997 and from the General Staff Academy in 2004.