Taymuraz Dzambekovich Mamsurov
Таймураз Дзамбекович Мамсуров
|3rd Head of North Ossetia–Alania|
7 June 2005 – 5 June 2015
|Preceded by||Alexander Dzasokhov|
|Succeeded by||Tamerlan Aguzarov|
|Born||April 13, 1954|
Beslan, RSFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||United Russia|
Taymuraz Dzambekovich Mamsurov (Russian: Таймура́з Дзамбе́кович Мамсу́ров, Ossetian: Мамсыраты Дзамбеджы фырт Таймураз; b. April 13, 1954 in Beslan) is the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. He succeeded Alexander Dzasokhov, who voluntarily quit his post on May 31, 2005.
A graduate of the North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Mamsurov has also obtained a degree in history from the Academy of Social Sciences at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). He made his career in the Komsomol, "Communist Union of Youth", in the 1970s and advanced through the ranks of the CPSU in the 1980s. He was elected a deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania in 1994 and was then put in charge of the administration of the republic's Pravoberezhny district in 1995. He chaired the North Ossetian government from February 1998 to October 2000 and the republic's parliament from October 19, 2000 until June 7, 2005, when he was approved, at the initiative of the then-President of Russia Vladimir Putin, as the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania. Mamsurov has been allied with Putin and holds a position in the United Russia party's Supreme Council as well as in the Presidium of Russia's State Council.
Mamsurov's official biography credits him with economic successes in the republic and describes him as a "centrist" politician with liberal views.
Mamsurov's rule in North Ossetia coincided with a deterioration of the relations with the neighboring republic of Ingushetia with which Ossetians fought a war over the Prigorodny district early in the 1990s. He has accused the Ingushetian authorities of deliberately stirring up the dispute between the two republics and waging an "information war" against North Ossetia. Mamsurov also supports closer cooperation with South Ossetia, Georgia's breakaway region which seeks integration with Russia though a union with North Ossetia. In July 2008, he accused the Western diplomats of plotting a "Jesuitical plan" of uniting South Ossetia and North Ossetia into a single entity in order to then push it into NATO through Georgia.
Mamsurov is married, and he has three children. His hobbies are philosophy and history.
- (in Russian) Мамсуров Таймураз Дзамбекович (Mamsurov, Taymuraz Dzambekovich). The Republic of North Ossetia–Alania official portal. Retrieved on 2007-07-10.
- Gabarayev, Murat (2006-08-09), Ingush-Ossetian Dispute Worsens. Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Retrieved on 2008-07-10.
- (in Russian) Мамсуров: отдельные силы хотят создать государство из обеих Осетий ("Mamsurov: Certain forces want to create a state of both Ossetias"). RIA Novosti. 2008-07-07. Retrieved on 2008-07-10.