Boris Chochiev

Boris Yeliozovich Chochiev (Russian: Борис Елиозович Чочиев; Ossetian: Цоциты Елиозы фырт Барис; 1 November 1957 – 22 July 2021)[1] was a South Ossetian politician who briefly served as Prime Minister in 2008.[citation needed]


Chochiev became Prime Minister on 18 August 2008, after South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity had dismissed the former government and proclaimed a state of emergency.[citation needed] On 22 October 2008, the South Ossetian parliament appointed Aslanbek Bulatsev as new Prime Minister.[2]

Before becoming Prime Minister, Chochiev served as first deputy minister, as well chief negotiator for the South Ossetian secessionist government.[3] Chochiev was also a member of the Joint Control Commission.[1]


Chochiev died from COVID-19 on 22 July 2021, in Vladikavkaz. He was 63 years old.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Boris Eliozovich Chochiev". Ministry of Press and Mass Communication (in Russian). 18 January 2012.
  2. ^ "S. Ossetia appoints former Russian official as PM". 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
  3. ^ "South Ossetian Leader Sacks Government". Civil Georgia. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  4. ^ "The epoch man has passed away ": Boris Chochiev, statesman and public figure of South Ossetia, has passed away". Государственное информационное агентство "Рес". 23 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Ушел из жизни выдающийся осетинский государственный и политический деятель Борис Чочиев – Владикавказ" (in Russian). Retrieved 24 July 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of South Ossetia
Succeeded by