He graduated with a gold medal in Kazan school №139.

In 1999 he began to work the teacher of additional education in the Kazan secondary school № 139, and in 1999-2004 - a laboratory of the Research Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Chebotarev Kazan State University.

In 1999. He participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum, which was held in New Zealand, introduced the draft "University Internet Center." He was offered a move to study in New Zealand or the United States, but he refused.

In 2001-2005 he served as Deputy Director of "Kazan portal» (

In 2004 he graduated from the economic faculty of the Kazan State University.

In 2004-2006 - Junior Researcher Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics name Chebotarev, and concurrently Deputy General Director of "Modern Internet Technologies" in 2004-2005.

In August 2005, he became advisor to the Prime Minister of Tatarstan Information Technology, a member of the working group on the implementation of the project "Electronic Government of the Republic of Tatarstan".

In 2006-2010 he was the general director of the Center of Information Technologies of the Republic of Tatarstan. He was engaged in the implementation of the Internet portal of state and municipal services in Tatarstan ( He was a member of the RT Security Council, Anti-terrorist RT, the Commission on prevention and liquidation of emergency situations and ensuring fire safety of RT, the National Council for Informatization.

In 2009 he was included in the "first hundred" personnel reserve of the Russian president. In April 2010, he became a member of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, as Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Information and Communication Republic of Tajikistan.

May 21, 2012 NA Nikiforov Russian presidential decree was appointed Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, succeeding Igor Shchegolev and becoming the youngest minister in the history of Russia.

In January 2016, he became a member of the Supervisory Board of PJSC "Post Bank", an active supporter of the creation of which he is.



Medals "In Commemoration of the 1000th anniversary of Kazan" (2005), "For strengthening the state system of information protection" (2009), "For the community of salvation" (2010), "For distinction in the aftermath of an emergency" (2010) and " For strengthening military cooperation "(2011).

In 2012, he was taken out thanks to President Dmitry Medvedev "for active participation in the preparation of proposals for the formation of the Russian Federation system of 'open government'."


A family

Nikiforov is married, his wife Svetlana - is the managing partner of the company "Startobaza" - a resident of Kazan IT-park. Svetlana is a co-owner of 50% of the company manufacturer of automatic complexes commits traffic violations of "Avtodor" which in September 2014 became operational in Moscow because of the government commission on road safety under the supervision of First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

They have three children: two sons and a daughter. According to others, N.Nikiforov was married three times, the children - from each of the marriages.



Pope at the future minister was a PhD, and his mother (also a very clever woman) is now successfully engaged in business. All other information about Koli parents mysteriously disappeared from the Internet. But it is known that Nikiforov homeroom teacher, geography teacher Tatiana Kamaletdinova now executive director of the State Unitary Enterprise "Center of Information Technologies of the Republic of Tatarstan".

The first anti-corruption media, 04.10.2012


It is believed that Yurtaev - one of those people who drew the current president of information technology. It appeared under his wing and got access to the future Minnikhanov Minister of Communications Russia 29-year-old Nikolai Nikiforov, who moved to this May in Moscow. Recall that (Dmitry Yurtaev was appointed by the way, the boss of the company) in 2004, Nikiforov became deputy director of the company "Modern Internet Technologies", which was established in 2002 on the initiative of the government of Tatarstan and under the patronage of Yurtaeva.

BIZNESONLAYN, 31.05.2012


That's only if you dig deeper, you will find that the phenomenal apolitical Nikiforov in sharp contrast to its actual activities in Tatarstan inflate separatist tendencies. Hardly it has been associated with top-level domain if the organization is not the first activity Nikiforov Kazan in the corridors of power. tat.

Few people know that the United States failed to achieve the possibility of registering their own top-level domain in the past year for legal entities and state authorities. Along with him is embodied in the life and ECLID, ie The European program of cultural and linguistic domains. The very first virtual independence Catalans received. Domain. cat used since 2005, and 11 million Catalans happy to use it. Seven years have passed since the appearance of his own domain, and there you are - we want economic independence from Madrid, Barcelona said. Now it is not difficult to guess where it is still going to be born a new domain - of course, in preparing to hold another referendum for the independence of Scotland (scot.), Basque Country (eus.), Wales (cym.), Galicia (gal.).

Now here Tatarstan can get your domain name in 2013, said Vorobyov (You can turn on the countdown timer before the collapse of Russia).

«Wek», 27.09.2012


But Deputy Mark Shmulevich - a founder, board member of "Rusnavgeoset". Curiously, the "Rusnavgeoset" Ltd. - a joint venture between Trimble Navigation, Ltd. (USA) and JSC "Russian Space Systems".

In this case, a very confused by the fact that Nikiforov took the post of his deputy is not only the founder jointly with the Americans, but also to graduates of "the most pro-American institution" the NES, the former rector of which Sergei Guriev fled to Paris after he was suspected of receiving money on YUKOS structures. Moreover, the Mark Shmulevich trained in the United States - in the "Tenafly college."

But in 2009 - 2011 years Shmulevich was Head of Business Development Department in JSC "Russian Space Systems" (RCC), which received billions from the state on the development of GLONASS. Now investigators are investigating the theft of 6.5 billion rubles for the creation of GLONASS CSW staff who were able to withdraw the money in affiliate with a private commercial structure! In particular, the NPO KP "Sinertek" LLC and CJSC "Integris".

I wonder who could so easily lead PKC money into private business structures? I do not whether the Head of Business Development at RCS Mark Shmulevich? !! In any case, the RCC was rumored that it Shmulevich withdraw money from this state corporation "on the orders of" the former head of JSC "Russian Space Systems" Yury Urlichich!

The Moscow Post, 28.10.2013


Networking Community "dissernet" engaged in the search and the publication of the facts of plagiarism, especially in scientific works of prominent politicians, accused of incorrect borrowing the Minister of Communications and Mass Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov. The Ministry of Communications of Russia conducted by journalists analysis of the agency's head are not considered worthy of attention. The minister refrained from comment.

As detailed on the site community network, Nikiforov defended scientific work on the theme "Innovative model of information management in the provision of public electronic services: the example of the Republic of Tatarstan". Successfully passing the defense minister received a PhD in Economics., 07.04.2014


The law enforcement bodies of Tatarstan reported exposing the pro-rector for scientific work of Kazan State Technological University (KNRTU-KKhTI) Ildar Abdullin, who is suspected of stealing dedicated to high school more than 16 million rubles. But the biggest "merit" Mr. Abdullin - this, according to experts, the statement Nikiforov thesis in economics on "Innovative model for information management in the provision of public electronic services." Scientific work, of which 239 pages - 103 rip-off!

Investigators believe that in December 2013 the pro-rector has made to the university was allocated 40 million rubles for the purchase of some scientific equipment. According to the MOI, then he stole out of this amount, more than 16 million. The very scheme of theft the police did not disclose, but said that in February 2013, "the suspect initiated the holding of the competition, where he won the controlled commercial entity."According to one version to get the subsidy, closing his eyes to the machinations helped himself Nikolai Nikiforov ...

RUCOMPROMAT, 25.06.2014


His wife Svetlana is still (as of January) continues to be a co-owner of several private companies, regularly receiving solid state contracts.

She, for example, belongs to Kazan LLC "Startobaza" having several "daughters". One of them, the company "Discipline", in November, has received an order to use its own software from the Ministry of Communications of Tatarstan Nikolay Nikiforov accountable. From it also received state funds and the company "Sky". But most of all fall to the Treasury Nikiforovskaya "Avtodor". Last year, the budget contracts, the company earned more than 66 million rubles, including the listed state budget institution of Samara Region "Regional Center of telecommunications."

"Avtodor" measures the speed of movement of vehicles over long distances, and thanks to her daring drivers receive "chain letters." A minister's wife - "state orders of happiness." Her work has received personal approval and support of Prime Minister Medvedev, his first deputy Shuvalov and Tatarstan government, from which arrived in Moscow Minister Nikiforov., 02.15.2015


Large criticism undergone personnel policy Nikiforov. Ministry when it is, in fact, turned into a lobbying structure. Almost all deputies Nikolai Anatolyevich proved to come from the private sector. For example, Deputy Alexei Volin was previously CEO of the film company "Amedia" and president of "A3." Dmitry Alhazov, who headed the Department of the Ministry of Communications of infrastructure projects prior to his appointment he held senior positions in the "MTS". Head of External Communications Catherine Osadchaya, former press secretary of "VimpelCom", actually openly lobbies for the interests of the company "Beeline"., 12.01.2016


Nikolai Nikiforov sent a proposal to the government to improve the structure and amount of remuneration of employees Ministry of Communications. Minister offers to more than halve the state authorities and at the same time three times to raise the average wage.

The greatest increase in their income Nikolai Nikiforov planned currently. According to "Izvestia", the young minister wants to increase its payroll by 10 times - from the current 240 thousand "pure" rubles per month to 2.5 million. It is almost 2.5 times more than the salary of Barack Obama. Two deputies Nikiforov plans to pay 1.3 million rubles instead of 190 thousand rubles a month, and two more - at 950 000 rubles instead of 172 thousand.

With the advent of the Ministry of Communications Nikiforov left the deputy Ilya Massukh, who oversaw the issues IT, and Alexander Malinin, who was responsible for television, as well as directors of departments Lipov, Milashevsky, Mironov, Khimchenko, Chursin though Nikiforov has promised to preserve the continuity of the former head office of the team.

Started a 30-year-old minister of personnel reshuffle led to the actual activity of the Ministry of stupor, sources say. Not confident in your future department heads are afraid to take the initiative and to sign documents.On the sidelines of the Ministry to discuss the Minister's arrogant unwillingness to listen to the experienced staff and the desire to surround himself with young, novice employees with whom he would not feel a sense of insecurity, or foreigners., of 23.10.2012


A recent lobbying scandal was "involved" and himself Minister of Communications Nikiforov! The scandal has been associated with the distribution of quotas for migrants. Recall that now the domestic IT-companies are no quotas to hire foreign experts in the case, if the employer is willing to pay him a salary of 2 million rubles per year (166 thousand. Rubles per month). This threshold can reduce twice - the Ministry of Communications has prepared the relevant amendments to the law "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation."

In other words, the Ministry of Communications Guide proposes to invite to work in the IT-sfere150-200 thousand. New migrants.

Political analysts have interpreted the initiative of the Ministry of Communications, as an open manifestation of the interests of telecommunications holding companies, who want to get cheap labor.

The Moscow Post, 28.10.2013


Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov became a member of another scandal, which this time is related to town planning complex of Moscow. After all, as it turned out, officials from the Ministry of Communications decided to dismantle the Shukhov Tower, which is included in the list of objects of cultural heritage of Russia.

Moreover, the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov, ignoring the opinion of Muscovites have already sent a letter to the Government in which he wrote about his desire to demolish the 148-meter design!

At the same time against the destruction of this unique monument of architecture already by the Ministry of Culture. After all, in his opinion, the demolition of the world-famous architect Vladimir Shukhov tower simply unacceptable. That is against the destruction of the Shukhov tower were representatives of the Moscow City Hall., 05.02.2014

It all started with the fact that the Ministry of Communications has requested 18 billion rubles from the budget for the import substitution software.

Of course, it is to develop the Russian software - there's nothing wrong. But steal money allocated for it - this is a clear crime.

The fact that the draft Nikiforov by Russian developer support is not so smooth, it became clear after the minister presented the public their concept for further development of this idea.

The fact is that the distribution of these 18 billion rubles. (on a plan of the minister) is not itself the Ministry of Communications (as usually happens in such cases), but some independent non-profit organization, the founders of which is unknown.

Experts believe that the emerging "ANO collective Software Development" (ANO KRPO) - this is a common framework for the mediation of the budget money, through which can be carried out safely, "cut", and while officials will not take any responsibility. It seems very interesting and the fact that the statute provides for ANO business, but does not explain how it will continue to use the proceeds received.

So, "rejected" project Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev did obviously useful for budget business - saved from "stripping" as much as 18 billion rubles.

Municipal portal of 30.06.2015


In September last year it became clear that the Ministry of Communications grants 1.5 billion for IT-city "Innopolis" appeared in the accounts of a private bank "Ak Bars", close to the head of department, Nikolai Nikiforov. Money brings to the bank more than 40 million rubles of profit. Some experts says that the ministry when Nikiforov gentleman turns into a "club of private interests." Where exactly the money is going, it is not known, perhaps, are the percentages and "citizenship" Nikiforov.

The Moscow Post, 27.05.2015


Office for supervision of the execution of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office on combating corruption legislation considered it reasonable and took a job in information about illegal lobbying activities and corruption of the Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Communications Denis Sverdlov.

It turns out that, as the deputy minister of one of the key departments in the Government of the Russian Federation, Denis Sverdlov not just kept openly engage in business, but also ignored the appeal of President Vladimir Putin to the business deofshorizatsii. And, here we can talk about the expansion among the people "inner circle" of the President. It is known that the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov - protege Sergei Chemezov, head of "Russian Technologies". And to act in a similar way Denis Sverdlov could only with the permission of both the Nikiforov and his high-ranking patron.

InterRight, 17.06.2013