Ayatskov Dmitry Fedorovich — President of the Saratov State Technical University named after Y. Gagarin, Acting State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 2nd class. Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor.
Born in 1950, he began his labor activity as a machine operator on a collective farm. In 1969-1971 he served in the ranks of the Armed Forces of the USSR (reserve colonel). Education: agricultural and economic. After graduating from the Agricultural Institute them. NI Vavilova worked as the chief agronomist in the farms of the Tatishchevsky and Baltaisky districts of the Saratov region.
1992 to 1996 — served as vice mayor, first deputy head of the administration of the city of Saratov. 1993 to 2000 — Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, member of the Security and Defense Committee.
1996 to 2005 — Governor of the Saratov Region.
1998 to 2004 — by the order of the President of the Russian Federation was the Representative of the Russian Federation in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.
2006 to 2011 — Assistant to the Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
2011 to 2014 — Director of the Volga Region Institute of Management named after P. A. Stolypin — Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
Since March 2014 — Advisor to the Governor of the Saratov Region.
Since 2017 — elected as the President of SSTU named after Gagarin Yu.A.
Permanent member of the Izborsk club.
Local self-government in Russia (co-authored, 1994).
Legal and organizational foundations of state and municipal government (co-authored, 2012)
Ayatskov D. Pyotr Arkadevich understood Russia // vzsar.ru 04/14/2016
Ayatskov D. On the competition of two monsters // vzsar.ru 04/05/2016
Ayatskov D. Aksakal recipes // vzsar.ru 01/28/2016
Ayatskov D. Step on a rake // Tomorrow 09/10/2015
Ayatskov D. I have not yet put a point in my political biography // Izvestia — Saratov 04/13/2015
Ayatskov D. The Banner of Our Victory Will Be Over the Capitol // Site of the Izborsk Club 02/12/2015
Ayatskov D. Discontent of the people of Ukraine is growing every day // Site of the Izborsk club 5.09.2014
Ayatskov D. Three great reformers // Look-info 10/29/2013
Ayatskov knows (interview) // Moskovsky Komsomolets — Saratov 07/06/2011
Ayatskov’s motto (interview) // Arguments and facts 08/9/2002
Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II and III degree
Order of Honor
Order of the Holy Blessed Prince Daniel of Moscow II degree (ROC)
Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh II degree (ROC) 
Gold Medal of the Assembly of the Peoples of Russia «Friendship of Peoples — the Unity of Russia»