Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Date and place of birth: June 6, 1967 in Old Urukh, Kabardino-Balkarian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Since 2016, he has been the First Deputy Head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, head of the intra-faction group. Since 2007, he has been a member of the State Duma from the United Russia party. In 2002, he received PhD in Economics at the Russian Academy of Civil Service. In 1997, he founded and headed the Solidarity charity foundation. From 1993 to 1997, he was a Member of the Parliament of Kabardino-Balkaria. In 1991, he started his career as a senior detective in the department for combating organized crime in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kabardino-Balkarian republic. In 1991, he graduated from the history faculty of the Kabardino-Balkan State University
Shkhagoshev is a co-author of several bills restricting the rights and freedom of citizens, in particular:
● Bill No. 1165649-7
On Amending Article 4 of the Federal Law”On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Participate in a Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation” and Article 4 of the Federal Law “On Elections of Deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation” (in terms of limiting the passive electoral right of persons involved in the activities of extremist or terrorist organizations). These bills restrict the constitutional right to be elected in relation to citizens recognized as extremists on the basis of politically motivated court decisions.
● Bill No. 1057895-7
On Amending the Federal Law “On Education in the Russian Federation” (in terms of conducting educational activities). It limits the freedom of scientific creativity and teaching guaranteed by the Constitution, as well as freedom of thought and speech, delegating to the Government the functions of control over educational activities. By equating some forms of educational activities with “anti-Russian propaganda,” the draft law makes it possible to hinder the implementation of such activities for political reasons.
● Bill No. 1057892-7
On Amending certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation (in terms of clarifying the rights and obligations of subjects performing the functions of a foreign agent). It restricts the constitutional right of equal access to public service and the right to be elected for some candidates running for elections, recognizing them as “foreign agents” for political reasons and obliging them to indicate this information publicly, which may entail reputational risks.