Eduard Rossel

Eduard Rossel

Eduard Ergartovich Rossel (Эдуард Эргартович Россель) is the governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast, an oblast in Russia. He was born on October 8, 1937, and is of German origin. He returned into office in 1995. He is a member of the Federation Council of Russia.

Eduard Rossel was born a village near Nizhny Novgorod. In 1962 he graduated from the Urals State University of Mines and received his PhD degree in technical sciences in 1972. Doctor of economics (2001).

Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast since 1991.

Involved in some investigations relating Pavel Fedulev.

Rossel supported Boris Yeltsin during his rise to power. Yeltsin and Rossel became more hostile for a time due to Rossel's demands that Sverdlovsk Oblast have status equal to that of Russia's republics. Rossel eventually returned to Yeltsin's favor, and in January 1996 Rossel won passage of a special bilateral agreement between Moscow and Sverdlovsk.


  • Sign of Honour (1975, 1980)
  • Builder of Merit (1983)
  • Order for Merits before the Nation of 4th degree (1996)
  • Honorary citizen of Nizhny Tagil (1997)
  • Order for Merits before the Nation of 3rd degree (2000)
  • Order for Merits before the Nation of 2nd degree (2004)
  • Honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg (2005)

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