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Government of South Ossetia

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
South Ossetia
See also

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 branch 1
  • Current cabinet 2
    • Abolished ministries 2.1
  • Legislative branch 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Executive branch

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 cabinet

Office Incumbent
Acting Prime Minister Domenti Sardionovich Kulumbegov
Deputy Prime Minister Alla Aleksandrovna Dzhioyeva
Deputy Prime Minister Guram Mikhailovich Melkoyev
Minister of Foreign Affairs David Georgievich Sanakoyev
Minister of Defence Valeriy Adamovich Yakhnovets
Minister of Internal Affairs Akhsar Endrikovich Lavoyev
Minister of Justice Murat Vladimirovich Vanayev
Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management Anatoly Ilich Bibilov
Minister of Finance Aza Konstantinovna Habalova
Minister of Economic Development Inna Evgenievna Grunwald
Minister of Education and Science Marina Lyudvigovna Chibirova
Minister of Culture Maharbeg Rutenovich Kokoyev
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

Sources: [1][2]

Abolished ministries

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

Legislative branch

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

See also

External links

  • (Russian) President of the Republic of South Ossetia. Official site
  • (Russian) Ministry of Press and Mass Communications of the Republic of South Ossetia. Official site


  1. ^ "South Ossetian president dismisses PM, dissolves Cabinet". RIA Novosti. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Head of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia (5 August 2009)
  3. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the structure of executive bodies of the Republic of South Ossetia (24 August 2009)

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