Besarion Gugushvili

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Besarion Gugushvili
ბესარიონ გუგუშვილი
Besarion Gugushvili
1st Prime Minister of Georgia
In office
26 August 1991 – 6 January 1992
President Zviad Gamsakhurdia
Preceded by Murman Omanidze (acting); Tengiz Sigua
Succeeded by Tengiz Sigua

Besarion Gugushvili (born May 6, 1945) is a Georgian politician and a former Prime Minister of the country.

Gugushvili was appointed prime minister, on August 26, 1991, after Tengiz Sigua resigned in August 1991. The closest associate of Georgia’s former President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, he followed him into exile after the 1991-1992 coup and took part in the 1993 uprising. After the failure of the uprising and Gamsakhurdia’s death, Gugushvili was granted political asylum in Finland. As of 2008, he lives in Vantaa.

In 1992-1994 Gugushvili was a Member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Chechen Republic Ichkeria President Dzhokhar Dudayev (acting as Head of Department of Statistics) as well as an economic advisor to Dudayev.

Gugushvili designed the Georgian glyphs for the DejaVu typeface.[1] He was also involved in the design of the Georgian script for the Nokia Pure typeface.


  1. ^ Interview with Ben Laenen of DejaVu, Libre Graphics Magazine, November 2010, p. 56
Political offices
Preceded by
Position created
Prime Minister of Georgia
Succeeded by
Tengiz Sigua

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