Merab Chigoev

South Ossetia politician (1950-2016)

Merab Ilyich Chigoev (Russian: Мераб Ильич Чигоев; 15 February 1950 – 9 January 2016[1]) was a South Ossetian politician. He was the former Prime Minister serving from August 1998 until June 2001.[1][2] He was also Minister of Justice in Yury Morozov's cabinet.[3] He was born in Leningor district, South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union.

Merab Ilyich Chigoev
Мераб Ильич Чигоев
Prime Minister of South Ossetia
In office
August 1998 – June 2001
PresidentLyudvig Chibirov
Preceded byAleksandr Shavlokhov
Succeeded byDmitry Sanakoyev
Personal details
Born(1950-02-15)15 February 1950
Leningor district, Georgian SSR
Died9 January 2016(2016-01-09) (aged 65)
Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
Political partyCommunist Party of South Ossetia

Chigoev was killed in a car crash in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia on 9 January 2016 at the age of 65.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 (in Russian) Profile of Merab I. Chigoev
  2. South Ossetia
  3. (in Russian) Caucasian Knot: South Ossetian government directory