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Government of South Ossetia

The Government of the Republic of South Ossetia is the political leadership of the only partially recognized, but de facto independent, Republic of South Ossetia.

Executive branchEdit

South Ossetia's head of state is the president, the current president is Leonid Tibilov. The head of government is the prime minister, who is supported by a cabinet of ministers. The current prime minister is Domenty Kulumbegov.

In August, 2009, then-president Eduard Kokoity dismissed Aslanbek Bulatsev's cabinet. It was said that Bulatsev had long been sick and had repeatedly sought to resign.[1] All ministers kept their posts for some time and work with new PM Vadim Brovtsev,[2] though some were replaced after a while.

Current cabinetEdit

Office Incumbent
Prime Minister Domenti Sardionovich Kulumbegov
Deputy Prime Minister Alan Zaurovich Tekhov
Deputy Prime Minister Erik Georgiyevich Pukhayev
Head of the Presidential Administration Boris Eliozovich Chochiev
Minister of Foreign Affairs David Georgievich Sanakoyev
Minister of Defence Valeriy Adamovich Yakhnovets
Minister of Internal Affairs Akhsar Endrikovich Lavoyev
Minister of Justice Zalina Yuryevna Laliyeva
Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management Sergey Soslanovich Sanakoyev
Minister of Finance Aza Konstantinovna Habalova
Minister of Economic Development Vil'yam Yur'yevich Dzagoyev
Minister of Education and Science Marina Lyudvigovna Chibirova
Minister of Culture Madina Arkhipovna Ostayeva
Minister of Health and Social Development Grigory Stepanovich Kulidzhanov
Minister of Agriculture Mairbeg Vladimirovich Guchmazov
Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities Eduard Nikolayevich Dzagoev

Source: [1]

Abolished ministriesEdit

Per August 24, 2009, several ministries were abolished.[3] The following ministries were merged into the new Ministry of Youth, Education and Science, which was to be headed by Kusraev:

Office Last incumbent
Minister of Youth, Sport and Tourism (also deputy PM) Eleonora Hristoforovna Bedoeva
Minister of Education and Science Anatoly Georgievich Kusraev

The following ministries were abolished, their tasks being taken over by the Ministry of Economic Development:

Office Last incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Taimuraz Arahmatovich Chochiev
Minister of Transport and Road Management Alan Hadzhimurzaevich Koliev
Minister of Communications and Information Georgij Sergeevich Kabisov
Minister of state property and land relations Sergei Vladimirovich Parastaev
Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Vitaly Grigorievich Dzeranov
Minister of Agriculture and Food Dzhambolat Iosivovich Kozaev
Minister of Press and Mass Communications Irina Yureva Gagloeva

Past ministersEdit


Name of Minister Years of Service
Anatoly Illarionovich Khugaev[4] First minister
Alan Ivanovich Parastaev[5] c. 2001
Alan Rostomovich Dzhikayez[6][7] c. 2002-2003
Merab Illyich Chigoyev[8][9] c. 2004-2008
Atsamaz Ivanovich Bichenov[10] c. 2008-2010
Tamazi Sikoyevich Doguzov[11] c. 2010-2012
Murat Vaneev[12] c. 2012
Alan Nikolayevich Dzhioyev[13][14] c. 2014-2015
Marina Bestaeva[15] c. 2015-2017
Zalina Yuryevna Laliyeva[15] c. 2017-

Legislative branchEdit

The Parliament of South Ossetia is the parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "South Ossetian president dismisses PM, dissolves Cabinet". RIA Novosti. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ (in Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Head of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia Archived 2009-08-05 at the Wayback Machine (5 August 2009)
  3. ^ (in Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the structure of executive bodies of the Republic of South Ossetia (24 August 2009)
  4. ^ Список югоосетинской партии. ИА REGNUM (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  5. ^ "В Южной Осетии выбирают президента, Грузия против". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  6. ^ "Версия для печати > Бывший министр юстиции Южной Осетии покаялся и рассказал о планах оппозиции". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  7. ^ "Их нравы. "Выборы " в къударской банде и устранение конкурентов и корреспондентов". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  8. ^ Министром юстиции Южной Осетии назначен Мераб Чигоев. ИА REGNUM (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  9. ^ Sputnik. Генпрокурора Южной Осетии насмерть сбила машина в Цхинвале. (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  10. ^ Назначен председатель Верховного суда Южной Осетии. Юга.ру (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  11. ^ Догузов Тамази Сикоевич – экс-министр юстиции Республики Южная Осетия. Государственное информационное агентство "Рес" (in Russian). 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  12. ^ Мурат Ванеев: "Народ не приемлет дестабилизацию" » АЛАНИЯинформ. (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  13. ^ "Алан Джиоев назначен министром юстиции Южной Осетии | Политика | ИА «RSOnews»". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  14. ^ Алан Джиоев назначен главой администрации президента Южной Осетии. РИА Новости (in Russian). July 27, 2015. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  15. ^ a b Sputnik. В Южной Осетии назначен новый министр юстиции. (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-03-11.