Yulia Sergeevna Shoigu is not only the daughter of a high-ranking Russian official, but also a qualified psychologist, candidate of sciences, head of the Emergency Psychological Aid Center of the Ministry of Emergencies.
Yulia Shoigu's career was rapid. Of course, a high-ranking father played a role in this, but Yulia Sergeevna herself has merits in her professional growth, and undeniable - patience, dedication, diligence, desire to grow and develop. She cannot be counted among the so-called "golden youth". Even in her youth, Yulia was more interested in psychology textbooks than entertainment and parties.
Childhood and adolescence of the daughter of Sergei Shoigu - Julia
Julia is the eldest daughter of the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu. She was born in early May 1977, in the city of Krasnoyarsk, where her parents lived and studied at that time. At the time of the birth of his eldest daughter, Sergei Kuzhugetovich was graduating from the local polytechnic institute, preparing to receive a diploma of a civil engineer. Yulia Shoigu's mother, Irina Alexandrovna, studied at the same university as Sergei, and also at the Faculty of Construction.
After Sergei and Irina graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytech, they were assigned to work in Kyzyl. A year later, the head of the family was promoted to foreman of a construction organization, which required moving to Achinsk.
As a child, Julia was forced to move a lot due to the profession of her parents. After Achinsk, the family moved first to Sayanogorsk, then to Abakan. The girl often changed educational institutions, but the transfers did not affect her progress in any way.
When Yulia was 13 years old (1990), the Shoigu family came to Moscow for permanent residence. She received a certificate of completion of secondary general education already in the capital.
Education and science in the life of Yulia Shoigu
Yulya Shoigu has been fond of psychology since childhood, and it is natural that after school she chose the psychology department of Moscow State University. She graduated from the university in 1999, and immediately after receiving her diploma, she came to work at the Emergency Psychological Aid Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation as an ordinary specialist. The ministry at that time was already headed by the girl's father, but she did not take the opportunity to take a high position in the organization at the expense of Sergei Kuzhugetovich.
In parallel with her main professional activity, Yulia was engaged in science in her specialized field. In 2003, she defended her dissertation on the topic of recruiting employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and cadets in specialized educational institutions, and became a candidate of sciences.
In addition to her Ph. D. thesis, Yulia Sergeevna Shoigu published a textbook on psychology, more precisely, she became its co-author. The textbook is called "The Psychology of Extreme Situations", reveals the characteristics of the behavior of certain psychotypes of people in extraordinary situations for their life and dangerous conditions. Experts in the field of psychology note that the textbook has been worked out in detail, it covers all possible behavioral forms of responding to danger and stress.
Professional activity of Yulia Sergeevna Shoigu
For two years Yulia Shoigu worked as a simple psychologist in the Ministry of Emergency Situations, traveled to dangerous areas, contacted those who suffered moral or material loss, lost relatives and friends. Colleagues noted how purposeful and diligent she is, how strong and strong-willed she is. The girl herself is sure that these traits came from her dad - Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu.
As part of the psychological assistance group from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Yulia Shoigu toured many objects where terrible man-made accidents happened:
- a plane crash in the city of Irkutsk, where 203 people died,
- Sakhalin earthquake (in Nevelsk), which destroyed the whole city,
- the port of Vidyaevo, to which the Kursk liner, which sank in 2000, was assigned.
Often the psychologists of the Ministry of Emergency Situations had to work for days, without sleep or rest, since support for the victims and relatives of the victims had to be provided constantly. Yulia Sergeevna Shoigu always worked on a par with her colleagues, not trying to use her father's name and evade her professional duties.
In 2001, Yulia Shoigu was appointed deputy director of the Center for Psychology under the Ministry of Emergencies, and a year later she headed the service. For her work, Yulia Sergeevna was awarded several awards, both state and departmental levels, which indicates her high professionalism.
Personal life of Shoigu's eldest daughter, Julia
Julia Sergeevna is married to Alexei Yurievich Zakharov. Since 2013, he has headed the Moscow Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation. In 2019, Zakharov was appointed by a decree of the President of Russia as Deputy Chief of the Prosecutor General's Office.
Alexey Yurievich is a professional lawyer. In 1995 he graduated from the State Academy of Law in Saratov. All professional activities of the official and son-in-law of Sergei Shoigu are associated with jurisprudence:
- from 1997 to 2000 - Deputy Prosecutor of the city of Zhukovsky Moscow Region,
- 2002-09 - served in the Bassmannaya Prosecutor's Office of Moscow,
- 2009-10 - Deputy Prosecutor of the North-West Kaliningrad Transport Department,
- 2010-13 - Deputy Prosecutor of the capital.
The age difference between the spouses is only 6 years, although Alexei looks much older than his youthful wife.
The couple have two children - daughter Daria and son Cyril. The Zakharov-Shoigu family is an infrequent guest of social events, they are not public people, they do not maintain active pages on social networks. Both Julia and Alexei are busy with their careers, and their children with education.