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The President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. E.Rahmon
Emomali Rahmon was born in a peasant family on October 5, 1952 in Dangara district of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Emomali Rahmon began his working activity in 1969 after graduation from Technical Lyceum №40 of Kalininabad city (presently Sarband) electrician at Qurghonteppa oil factory.
From 1971 to 1974 he served in the Pacific Navy Military Force. After the demobilization, he started working at the Lenin collective farm in Dangara.
Emomali Rahmon graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Tajik National University in 1982.
From 1976 to 1987 he held posts of the secretary of direction and the Chairman of the Union Committee of the Lenin collective farm in Dangara. He later worked in party bodies.
From 1987 to 1992 he was the Chairman of the Lenin collective farm in Dangara.
In 1990, Emomali Rahmon was elected as People’s Deputy at the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan of twelfth convocation. In autumn 1992, he was elected as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of the People’s Deputies of Kulyab province.
On November 19, 1992 at the XVI session Emomali Rahmon was elected as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan.
On November 6, 1994, Emomali Rahmon was elected to the post of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan by nation-wide voting.
On November 6, 1999, Emomali Rahmon was re-elected on the alternative basis and by nation-wide voting and assumed an office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for a seven-year term.
On November 6, 2006, at free, transparent and democratic elections, held on the alternative basis, Emomali Rahmon was elected as the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for a seven-year term by nation-wide voting for the third time.
He is the Hero of Tajikistan (1999).
The President is married and has nine children.
For his invaluable contribution to peace in Tajikistan and strengthening security in the region, other outstanding achievements in enhancing the friendly relations and cooperation between nations, Emomali Rahmon won high honors and awards of state and various organizations around the world.
Merits of Emomali Rahmon both domestically and abroad are universally recognized. For invaluable contribution to the development of universal human community, he was awarded the Gold Star of Albert Schweitzer and the honorary title of professor of the World Academy of Medicine on Section of Humanities. He was the first of the world's politicians bestowed such a high award.
In 2005, on the eve of the celebrating the National Unity Day, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon was granted high award –a gold medal “For the strengthening of peace and accord between nations” of the International Federation of Peace and Accord. It should be noted that Emomali Rahmon was first to win this award among the heads of CIS member states.
In different years, Emomali Rahmon was awarded the diamond order “Maecenas Star” –the highest award of the International Charity Fund “Maecenases of the Century”, the Order “National Hero of Afghanistan –Ahmadshoh Masud”, the prize of the International Fund of writers and journalists of the Turkish Republic, ruby star “Peacemaker”, Gold Medal of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Badge of Honor of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Order of the Olympic Council of Asia, the Golden Medal of UNESCO by Jaloliddin Balkhi (Rumi), the Golden Order “The revival of Silk Road”, the Golden Medal by Nikolay Blokhin – the highest award of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Russian Federation, the Order “3 Star 1st Degree” with golden ribbon of the Republic of Latvia, the order of Prince Yaroslav Wise 1st degree of Ukraine, Pakistan Badge – the highest state award of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and a number of other decorations and prizes.