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the Secretary General of IAU


The IAU Secretary General is appointed by the IAU President. The Secretary General is a member of the Executive Committee and the Presidium. The current Secretary General is Valery Alexandrovich Ashikhmin.

Nationality: Russian Federation

Date of birth: May 28, 1963 

Education: Tax Academy of the Russian Federation, qualification – lawyer; Russian State University of Physical

Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, qualification – shooting sports coach

Public activities: Chairman of All-Russian Nonprofit Organization “Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia”; Chairman of All-Russian

Nonprofit Organization “All-around Shooting Federation”; Secretary General of the IAU International Crossbow Shooting Union

Sporting merits: Master of Sports of Russia in crossbow shooting; Honored Coach of Russia