Bashir Aushev

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Bashir Aushev
Born Bashir Magometovich Aushev
1947
Died 13 June 2009
Nazran
Nationality Russian

Bashir Magometovich Aushev (Russian: Башир Магометович Аушев; 1947 – 13 June 2009) was a Russian-Ingush politician, who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Ingushetia from 2002 until 2008.

Career[edit]

Aushev served as Deputy Prime Minister under former Ingush President Murat Zyazikov.[1] Zyazikov was a former Soviet K.G.B. agent, who was unpopular in Ingushetia because of repressive policies in the small Russian republic.[1] Aushev had been responsible for Ingustetia's law enforcement agencies under Zyazikov while in office.[1]

Aushev resigned from office in October 2008, when Murat Zyazikov was removed from office by the Russian government and replaced by Yunus-bek Yevkurov.[1] He reportedly did not work from October 2008, when he left office, to his death in June 2009.[1]

Assassination[edit]

Aushev was shot and killed outside of his home in Nazran, Ingushetia, on 13 June 2009.[1] Two unidentified gunmen opened fire on Aushev as he was exiting his car at the gate leading to his home.[1]

Aushev's assassination was part of a string of killings and attacks on officials throughout Ingushetia and other parts of Russia's North Caucasus region in June 2009.[1] On 10 June 2009, the deputy chief justice in the Supreme Court of Ingushetia, Aza Gazgireeva, was shot and killed.[1] Just nine days after Aushev's assassination, the President of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, was severely wounded in a bomb attack on his motorcade on 22 June 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Another Killing in Region Bordering Chechnya". The New York Times. Associated Press. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Levy, Clifford (22 June 2009). "Leader of Russian Region Is Attacked". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 June 2009.