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I have held managerial positions in a construction company, in border guard and in the Defence Forces, and I have been the Ida-Viru County Governor.
In the Riigikogu, I want to stand for the preservation of Estonian traditions and our national values. I wish to do that by engaging in issues concerning national security as well as education.

Legal Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Ida-Virumaa

Riho Breivel


Ida-Viru County Electoral District

26 August 1952 Kohtla-Järve
Married, one son

Education: City Vocational School No 9 (in Viljandi), car mechanic 1970; Kohtla-Järve Adult Secondary School (former Distance Education Secondary School) 1974; Estonian Communist Party Young Farmers’ Club (in Kehtna), economist-organiser 1978; North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (former Leningrad Higher Party School), economist-organiser 1984; Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, border guard 2000; Tallinn University, Master of Social Sciences (organisational behaviour) 2005

Career: Kohtla-Järve Bus and Taxi Authority, mechanic 1970; Estonian Agricultural Technology Production Cooperative, Kohtla-Järve car service 1972–1974, Kohtla-Järve regional branch 1974–1976; Estonian Communist Party, Kohtla-Järve Regional Committee 1978–1988; Kohtla-Järve Collective Farm Construction Office, Deputy Director 1988–1990; Kohtla-Järve Regional Council of Ceremonies and Traditions, specialist of ceremonies and traditions 1990; Customs Board, Chief Inspector 1990–1991; Ida-Viru County Government, Head of National Defence Department 1991; State and Border Defence Board/ Border Guard Board, Ida-Viru County, Head of Regional Control Centre 1991–1997, Head of General Department 1997–1999, Head of Northern Border Guard Region 1999–2001, Head of Logistics 2002–2006, Head of Staff 2006–2007; General Staff of Defence Forces, Chief of Administrative Department 2001, Chief of General Department 2001–2002; Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Border Guard College, Director 2002–2006; Lääne-Viru County Governor 2007–2012; chemical company AS Viru Keemia Grupp, adviser to the Board 2011–2014; Toila Gymnasium, Director 2015–2016.

Party affiliation: Estonian Conservative People’s Party 2018–

Membership in representative bodies: 14th Riigikogu.

Awards: Order of the Cross of the Eagle, Gold Cross 1998; Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 4th class 2006; Cross of Merit of the Defence League, Special Class 2005.

Other activities: Ida-Viru branch of Popular Front, Member of the Board, 1987–1990; Defence League; Estonian Reserve Officers Association; Estonian South Border Officers Association; Estonian East Border Officers Association.

National Defence University of Finland, special course for general staff, course paper on shaping the defence readiness in the Estonian society 2003.

Hobbies: music, shooting sports, hunting.



  • 16:06 Põhikooli- ja gümnaasiumiseaduse ning erakooliseaduse muutmise seaduse eelnõu (39 SE) esimene lugemine
  • Olin ise koolijuht just sel ajal, kui teie olite minister ja see esimene hindamise, kuidas öelda, eelnõu tuli. Me vaatasime selle Ida-Virumaa direktoritega läbi ja ma pean ütlema, et ega me rõõmsad ei olnud. Mis puudutab tähtajalist määramist, siis ma arvan täpselt sama nagu teie, et
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