From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox Mayor Imangali Nurgaliuly Tasmagambetov (Template:Lang-kk (born 9 December 1956) appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation in February, 2017. By the President's decree, Imangali Tasmagambetov has been relieved of his post of the Vice Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
He served as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from September 2016 to February 2017. He served as Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan from October 2014 to September 2016. He was the mayor of Astana from April 2008 to October 2014. From December 2004 to April 2008 he was the mayor of Almaty. Before that, from 28 January 2002 to 11 June 2003, he was the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
Tasmaghambetov said that he resigned as prime minister after finding out about the falsification of a positive vote of confidence in his administration that was taken on 19 May 2003. His resignation resulted in the dismissal of all members of his cabinet, as required by the Constitution of Kazakhstan.