Kazbek Pagiyev

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Kazbek Pagiyev
Born Казбек Хазбиевич Пагиев
(1959-02-22)22 February 1959
Alagir, North Ossetian ASSR
Died 31 December 2008(2008-12-31) (aged 49)
Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia
Cause of death Gunshot
Residence Vladikavkaz
Nationality Russian
Occupation Mayor of Vladikavkaz
Deputy Prime Minister of North Ossetia
Term February 2008 – 31 December 2008

Kazbek Khazbiyevich Pagiyev (Russian: Казбек Хазбиевич Пагиев) (22 February 1959 – 31 December 2008) was a Russian politician who was assassinated in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Pagiyev was born Alagir on 22 February 1959.[1]

Career[edit]

Pagiyev was the former deputy prime minister of North Ossetia.[2] He served as former mayor of its capital, Vladikavkaz, from 2002 to December 2007.[3] He was replaced by late Vitaly Karayev as mayor.[3] He resigned as deputy prime minister in December 2008.[4] His term lasted short, just from November to December 2008.

Assassination[edit]

Pagiyev was killed by two unknown assailants on 31 December 2008 as he was being driven in his car in Vladikavkaz.[5] His driver was also killed in the attack.[6] There was speculation that the murders of Pagiyev and his mayoral predecessor Vitaly Karayev were connected, or possibly carried out by the same people.[4]

In March 2009, nine men were arrested due to their alleged involvement in assassinations of Karayev and Pagiyev.[2] Pagiyev's killer, Alexander Jussoyev, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 11 August 2011. Jussoyev was said to be a member of an organized crime group.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Казбек Хазбиевич Пагиев. Биографическая справка". Ria Novoski. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Europa Europa Publications (21 August 2012). The Territories of the Russian Federation 2012. Routledge. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-85743-646-4. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "South Russian ex-mayor shot dead". BBC. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Ex-Mayor Dead". The St. Petersburg Times. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ex-mayor killed in Caucasus attack". Al Jazeera. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Mayor of north Ossetian capital shot dead". Radio Free Europe. 31 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Vladikavkaz mayor’s murderer sentenced to 20 years in prison Kavkaza, 11 August 2011.