Anatoliy Bibilov

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Anatoliy Bibilov
Бибылты Анатолий
Анатолий Бибилов
Anatoliy Bibilov EO.png
4th President of South Ossetia
Assumed office
21 April 2017
Prime Minister Domenty Kulumbegov
Preceded by Leonid Tibilov
Minister of Emergency Situations of South Ossetia
In office
31 October 2008 – 21 April 2017
President of the Parliament of South Ossetia
In office
24 June 2014 – 21 April 2017
Preceded by Stanislav Kochiev
Personal details
Born (1970-02-06) 6 February 1970 (age 47)
Tskhinvali, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian/South Ossetian
Political party United Ossetia
Children 3 sons, 2 daughters
Alma mater Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School, State Fire Academy of Emercom of Russia

Anatoliy Ilyich Bibilov (Ossetian: Бибылты Ильяйы фырт Анатолий; Russian: Анатолий Ильич Бибилов (born February 6, 1970) is a Russian and South Ossetian military officer, currently serving as the 4th President of South Ossetia, a partially recognized, but de-facto independent state, succeeding Leonid Tibilov as President on April 21st, 2017, following his election victory

Biography[edit]

Bibilov was born in the South Ossetian AO of the Georgian SSR in the Soviet Union[1]. After eight grade he went to a boarding school in Tbilsi with intensive military and physical training, thereafter he joined the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School[1]. After graduating, Bibilov was distributed to the 76th Guards Air Assault Division. His division was included in the consolidated battalion of peacekeepers in South Ossetia. Subsequently he joined the South Ossetian Army[1], commanding a special forces unit. Between the period 1998-2008 he rejoined the peacekeeping forces, this time in a North Ossetia battalion. Bibilov took an active part in the 2008 South Ossetian war, organizing the defence of one of the districts of Tskhinvali against the Georgian Armed Forces[1].

In October 2008 he was appointed Minister of Emergency Situations of South Ossetia. Bibilov was the presidential candidate for the Unity Party in the South Ossetian presidential election, 2011[1]. He won the first round, but lost the runoff to Alla Dzhioyeva. Soon however, the parliament of South Ossetia declared the elections invalid[2]. Leonid Tibilov was ultimately elected president after winning the South Ossetian presidential election, 2012 which Bibilov didn't participate in[1]. In June 2014 he was elected as the president of the parliament of South Ossetia. He is currently the head of the United Ossetia party, which nominated him for their candidate to the South Ossetian presidential election, 2017[3]. Bibilov won the election in the first round by getting 54.8% of the vote and will be taking office as the 4th president of South Ossetia on the 21 April 2017[4][5].

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