The epoch man has passed away ": Boris Chochiev, statesman and public figure of South Ossetia, has passed away

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 15:42

An outstanding statesman and public figure of South Ossetia Boris Chochiev passed away. “The era is gone” - this is how many residents of South Ossetia responded to the tragic news. He died at the age of 64 in the intensive care unit of a Vladikavkaz hospital from the consequences of coronavirus infection.

“The people of South Ossetia have lost one of their outstanding representatives, a true patriot, whose fate is inextricably linked with the history of the formation of statehood in South Ossetia,” ex-president of the republic Leonid Tibilov, who had long-term working and friendly relations with Boris Chochiev, told the IA “Res”.

“Boris Yeliozovich was a large-scale figure in our history, his death is a great loss for the Republic, at the origins of which he stood and to which he was devoted to the end. He was distinguished by incredible efficiency, responsibility, organizational qualities, he was a real statesman. I could find a way out of the most difficult situations, working with him for a long time in the negotiation process; I would also like to note the talent of a negotiator and diplomat. For me, this is also a personal loss, we were tied by friendly relations, as a person he is also characterized by the willingness to come to the aid of everyone who turned to him,” said Leonid Tibilov.

“The death of Boris Chochiev is a loss for the entire Republic, for everyone who knew him. Boris Chochiev was one of those who created the Republic of South Ossetia. Few party workers supported the national movement, and he joined it from the very beginning, as an employee of the regional party committee. I clearly remember his position on November 23, 1989, when he openly called what was happening Georgian aggression, then such a statement demanded courage from a responsible party worker,” said Murat Dzhioev, Plenipotentiary of the President of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement.

According to him, when the republic was proclaimed in 1990 and elections to the Supreme Soviet were scheduled, Boris Chochiev headed the Central Election Commission, and under his leadership, with his vigorous activity, the first historic parliamentary elections were held, and subsequently the first presidential elections.

“He stood at the origins of many state institutions. When there were streams of refugees, and they needed to be received and equipped, he took the lead in this work. He created a committee for refugees, then a migration service. For many years he headed the Mixed Control Commission and made a lot of efforts to ensure that the JCC fulfilled its functions to preserve stability. Until August 7, 2008, we dispersed twenty minutes before the shelling began, Boris Yeliozovich prepared proposals, he still hoped for a peaceful solution. After the war, he headed the Ministry of Special Affairs and the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva talks,” ssMurat Dzhioev

The Plenipotentiary has stressed that Boris Chochiev made great efforts to ensure that the true story of the Georgian aggression was heard by the world, considered it a fundamental task for himself, published several books, prepared another one, but the plans were not given to come true ..

“The man-era is gone. They say that there are no irreplaceable people, but Boris Chochiev was irreplaceable in our history, after his departure there will be emptiness. And not only because his life is inextricably linked with the history of the republic, he stood at its origins, and held responsible positions. They treated him differently, but even his enemies recognized his talent as a statesman,” said the political and public figure Vyacheslav Gobozov.

Boris Eliozovich Chochiev was born on November 1, 1957 in the Styrkom village of the Tskhinvali region of South Ossetia. In 1982 he graduated from the biological faculty of the South Ossetian State Pedagogical Institute. He worked in the structures of the Komsomol (1980-1986), then in the apparatus of the South Ossetian regional committee of the Communist Party of Georgia (1986-1991). In 1991-2001 he worked in the Committee on Ethnic Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia (since 1993 - the Committee on Nationalities and Migration): in October-December 1991 - a leading specialist, in December 1991-May 1992 - deputy chairman, in May 1992-April 2001 - chairman ... 1993-2001, at the same time, - a member of the Joint Control Commission for the Settlement of the Georgian-Ossetian Conflict (JCC) from the South Ossetian side. 2001-2008 - head of the South Ossetian part of the JCC, co-chairman of the JCC from the South Ossetian side. April 2001 — November 2003 - Minister for Special Assignments of the Republic of South Ossetia. November 2003 - November 2008 - Minister for Special Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia. December 31, 2005 to August 18, 2008, at the same time - First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia. 08 August 2008 - October 2008 - Acting Prime Minister. November 2008 to April 2012 - Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on the issues of post-conflict settlement. Since April 2012 - Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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