Dagestan State University.
Ethnically, he is Avar. He was the speaker of the Republic"s parliament before being accepted as the President by the Dagestan parliament on February 20, 2006, having been nominated by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to replace Dagestan"s long-time leader Magomedali Magomedov. Aliyev was succeeded by Magomedsalam Magomedov on February 20, 2010.
In line with the Russian Federation"s constitution, Magomedov was nominated by federal President Dmitry Medvedev and approved by the republic"s People"s Assembly.
Order of Merit for the Fatherland:.
Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.