Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has arrived in Dushanbe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan (MFA) said on May 27.

An official source  within the Tajik MFA says Kolokoltsev is scheduled to hold talks with his Tajik counterpart Ramazon Rahimzoda to discuss cooperation issues, including the labor migration problems.

According to him, Kolkoltsev and Rahimzoda will attend an official opening of a branch of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Passport-and-Visa Service in Dushanbe.

Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolkoltsev usually arrives in Dushanbe for participation in a meeting of  the Joint Board of the Interior Ministries of the two countries.  The latest meeting of the Joint Board of the Interior Ministers of Tajikistan and Russia took place in Dushanbe in June last year.  

Vladimir Kolokoltsev (born May 11, 1961) is a Russian politician and police officer who was the Moscow Police Commissioner from 2009 to 2012. He has served as Russian Minister of Internal Affairs since May 21, 2012.

Kolokoltsev entered police service in 1982.  He started his career in a special unit guarding foreign diplomatic missions in Moscow.

He graduated from the Higher Political College of the Ministry of the Interior of the USSR in 1989.  

In 1992, he was assigned to Criminal Investigation Department of Moscow Police Department HQ on the position of senior detective of the second unit.

At the beginning of 1993, he was appointed to the position of the chief of police station No. 108 in Moscow.  Two years later he was appointed to the position of the chief of criminal investigation division in Central District Police Department of Moscow.

Kolokoltsev started to work in the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation in 1997.