Minnakhmetov Zaudat Midekhatovich 

“Koresh has a centuries-long history and is very popular in Russia, Central Asia and other parts of Eurasia. Nowadays, Koresh has transformed from a regional fun activity to an international sport competition. Koresh as a sport has a big potential and conquering the hearts of wrestling fans and athletes very fast due to its beauty and common historical origins.”

Minnakhmetov Zaudat Midekhatovich – President of the Russian Koresh  Federation and International Belt Wrestling Koresh federation

Director General of “Fund of gasification, energy saving technologies and development of engineering networks of the Republic of Tatarstan”


Zaudat Minnakhmetov was born on June 23, 1955 in the village of Timershchik, Sabinsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

From 1962 to 1972 studied at the Sabinsk Secondary School.

From September 1972 to July 1973 worked as a teacher in the Timershchik middle school.

From 1973 to 1978 studied at the Kazan Veterinary Institute specializing in the “Veterinarian science”.

From 1978 to 1980 worked as a chief veterinarian of the farmers cooperative of the XXII party congress of the Sabinsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In the 1980-1990’s worked in the public catering management system of Kazan, in the last 3 years he was the director of the restaurant “Kazan”.

From 1990 to 1996 was a Chairman of the Board of the Arsk District Consumers Union.

From 1996 to 1998 was a Head of Administration of Vysokogorsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

From 1995 to 1998,he studied at the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation, speciality “Finance and Credit”.

Since 1998 – Executive Director of the Gasification Fund under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.


Public activity: From 1990 to 1997 – Deputy of the District Council of People’s Deputies.

From 1997 to 1998 – Deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Since 1998 – on a voluntary basis the President of the children’s sport auto club.


Since 2005 – President of the Russian Koresh Federation and International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation.


Married, has three children.

Hobbies: motor sport, swimming, mountain skiing.