Former head of the Udmurt Republic.
Alexander Soloviev was born on June 18, 1950. He started his career in 1968 at a metallurgical plant in Izhevsk where he worked as a moulder and later as a slinger.
In 1979 he got a job in Udmurtavtodor Production Association, later becoming the department head.
In 2003 he was elected to the State Council of Udmurtia and then became the first deputy chairman.
In 2007, Soloviev was reelected to the State Council, but this time as the chair.
Then he was reelected to the same position in 2012. He started representing the Udmurt Republic in the Federation Council in 2013.
On February 19, 2014 he was appointed the head of Udmurtia. In September 2014, on a single voting day, Alexander Soloviev had a landslide victory with 84.84%.
On April 4, 2017, the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated criminal proceedings against the official under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-taking by an official who holds a government post of the Russian Federation on an especially large scale). Handcuffed, he was taken to Moscow by plane, and dismissed by the president on the same day over loss of trust and confidence.
According to the investigation, the former head of Udmurtia had taken money for protection racket of companies that built automobile bridges.