Torez Kulumbegov

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Torez Kulumbegov
Born(1938-09-02)September 2, 1938
DiedOctober 1, 2006(2006-10-01) (aged 68)

Torez Georgievich Kulumbegov (Ossetian : Хъуылымбегты Торез, Georgian :ტორეზ კულუმბეგოვი, Russian : Торез Георгиевич Кулумбегов; September 2, 1938 October 1, 2006), was a political leader of South Ossetia, a former Soviet Autonomous Oblast which unilaterally elevated its status to Republic in 1990 and declared its independence from Georgia in 1991. Kulumbegov ruled as chairman of the Presidium of the South Ossetian Supreme Council, i. e., head of the self-proclaimed Republic, from December 1991 to September 1993. [1] Before this event, he was held prisoner by Georgian police in Tbilisi from 29 January 1991 until January 1992. [2]

Kulumbegov died in Moscow on 1 October 2006 after a serious illness. He was buried in Tskhinvali. [3]

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Political offices
New office Chairman of the Supreme Council
1990–1991
Succeeded by
Znaur Gassiyev
Preceded by
Znaur Gassiyev
Head of State of South Ossetia
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Lyudvig Chibirov
Preceded by
Znaur Gassiyev
Chairman of the Supreme Council
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Lyudvig Chibirov