Vadim Brovtsev

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Vadim Brovtsev
Вадим Бровцев
Вадим Бровцев.JPG
Prime Minister of South Ossetia
In office
5 August 2009 – 26 April 2012
President Eduard Kokoity
Preceded by Aslanbek Bulatsev
Succeeded by Rostislav Khugayev
President of South Ossetia
Acting
In office
11 December 2011 – 19 April 2012
Preceded by Eduard Kokoity
Succeeded by Leonid Tibilov
Personal details
Born (1969-07-26) 26 July 1969 (age 47)
Chelyabinsk-65, Soviet Union
(now Ozyorsk, Russia)
Political party Unity Party

Vadim Vladimirovich Brovtsev (Ossetian: Вадим Владимиры фырт Бровцев, Vadim Vladimiry fyrt Brovcev; Russian: Вадим Владимирович Бровцев, Georgian: ვადიმ ბროვცევი, Vadim Brovcevi; born 26 July 1969[1]) is a Russian businessman[2] who was Prime Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia from 5 August 2009[3][4] to 26 April 2012, as well as Acting President from December 11, 2011 to April 19, 2012.

Brovtsev had served in the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces.[1] From 2005 until his appointment to a political post, Brovtsev was head of the board of directors of Russian construction company Vermikulit based in the city of Chelyabinsk.[5]

Political life[edit]

Of Russian ethnicity, he was born in Chelyabinsk-65 (now Ozyorsk) in 1969.

Despite having no previous connection to South Ossetia,[6] Brovtsev became Prime Minister of S.Ossetia after his predecessor, Aslanbek Bulatsev, was fired, according to the official decree, on health reasons, on 4 August 2009.[7] 24 out of 27 MPs voted in favour of Brovtsev as the new PM. There were no other candidates.[5]

In April 2010, Brovtsev came under heavy criticism from various sides. It was claimed that he did not manage Russia's monetary aid to rebuild destroyed South Ossetian buildings very well.[8] Several members of the South Ossetian parliament called for Brovtsev to resign, and brought a motion of no confidence to the parliamentary debating floor, which was discussed on 5 May.[9] On 5 May, president Eduard Kokoity appeared before parliament, reiterating his support for Brovtsev.[10] Parliament still passed a motion, creating a commission to review the government's activities. The commission is to be led by deputy chairman of parliament and former Prime Minister Zurab Kokoyev, and among its other members is also former Prime Minister Merab Chigoev.[11]

Meanwhile, Brovtsev has hit back by pointing at recent polls taken by the International Center of Political Analysis (MTsPA), which show an approval rating for Kokoity of 12.4%, with 66.3% of respondents having a negative opinion. Brovtsev, on the other hand is credited 37.8% positive and 10.9% negative.[12] Kokoity's advisor Kosta Dzugaev called the poll "lies", stating that the MTsPA had never done any actual research in South Ossetia.[13] The MTsPA has been linked to the website rsoinform.com,[14] a news agency reporting favorably about Brovtsev, which at first sight appears to be an official government information service. South Ossetian government press agency OSinform states, however, that it is not official and not registered in South Ossetia.[15] It is speculated that Brovtsev himself is linked to these institutions.[8]

In an effort to defend himself against media attacks, Brovtsev has sued several media. Apparently the lawsuit at first included OSInform, leading to a somewhat embarrassing situation for Brovtsev, who did not know OSInform is the South Ossetian state information agency.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Brovtsev is married and has two children.[1][5]

Cabinet[edit]

Office Incumbent
Prime Minister Vadim Vladimirovich Brovtsev
Head of Administration of the President Arsene Alanovich Gagloev[17][18]
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zelig[19][20]
Deputy Prime Minister Domentiy Sardionovich Kulumbegov
Minister of Finance Irina Andreevna Sytnik[21]
Minister of Youth, Education and Science Arjana Konstantinovna Dzhioeva[22]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Kuzmich Dzhioev[23]
Minister of Defence Yuri Anvarovich Tanaev[24] (until 27 July 2010)[25]
Valery Adamovich Yahnovtsev[26] (from 27 July 2010)
Minister of Internal Affairs Valery Pavlovich Valiev[27]
Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management Anatoly Ilich Bibilov[28]
Minister of Justice Atsamaz Ivanovich Bichenov[29] (until 19 October 2010)[30][31]
Tamaz Sikoevich Doguzov[32] (from 20 October 2010)
Minister of Economic Development Aleksandr Ivanovich Zhmailo[33][34]
Konstantin Mikhailovich Koliyev[35] (from 19 October 2010)
Minister of Culture Maharbeg Rutenovich Kokoyev[36]
Minister of Health and Social Development Otarbeg Mikhailovich Gassiev[37][38] (post created 15 September 2010)
Minister of the Capital, Road Construction and Architecture Chermen Pavlovich Hugaev[39][40] (post created 24 January 2011)

Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Press and Mass Communications of South Ossetia: Profile of Vadim Brovtsev
  2. ^ Russian businessman appointed S.Ossetian premier. Reuters. August 5, 2009
  3. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Head of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia (5 August 2009)
  4. ^ UPI: South Ossetia names new prime minister (5 August 2009)
  5. ^ a b c Georgia Times: Brovtsev was confirmed the PM of South Ossetia (5 August 2009)
  6. ^ Tskhurbaev, Alan (21 August 2009), South Ossetians Puzzled by Leaders. Institute for War & Peace Reporting Caucasus Reporting Service No. 507
  7. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on A.S. Bulatsev (4 August 2009)
  8. ^ a b "Power Struggle Under Way In South Ossetia". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Parliament of South Ossetia will discuss distrust in the government on May 5" (in Russian). OSInform. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Eduard Kokoity: South Ossetia does not have a government crisis" (in Russian). OSInform. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  11. ^ Вадим Бровцев: Правительство РЮО справляется со своими обязанностями (in Russian). Tshkinvali: IA "Republic". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "The economic and socio-political situation in the Republic of South Ossetia" (in Russian). Kiev - Minsk - Tskhinvali: International Center of Political Analysis. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  13. ^ Коста Дзугаев: Президент-победитель не нравится тем, кого он победил (in Russian). Tskhinvali: IA "Republic" (South Ossetian government). 14 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  14. ^ Сам себя не похвалишь — никто не похвалит (итоги расследования) (in Russian). Tshkinvali: OSInform. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "rsoinform.ru не государственное СМИ и не зарегистрировано в Южной Осетии" (in Russian). Tskhinvali: OSInform. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  16. ^ "Vadim Brovtsev: I recently learned that OSinform is our state media" (in Russian). Tshkinvali: IA "Republic". 30 April 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  17. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the head of the presidential administration (24 August 2009)
  18. ^ (Russian) Min. of Press and Mass Communications: Arsene Alanovich Gagloev - Head of Presidential Administration of the RSO (3 September 2009)
  19. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia
  20. ^ (Russian) Min. of Press and Mass Communications: Biography of Aleksandr Zelig
  21. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Ossetia
  22. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Republic of South Ossetia
  23. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia
  24. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Defence of the Republic of South Ossetia
  25. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on YA Tanaev
  26. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on VA Yahnovtsev
  27. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia
  28. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management of the Republic of South Ossetia
  29. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Justice of the Republic of South Ossetia
  30. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on AI Bichenov
  31. ^ (Russian) Bichenov was appointed Chief Justice of South Ossetia, and had to resign from being minister. OSInform: [1]
  32. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on appointing TS Doguzov
  33. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Ossetia
  34. ^ (Russian) Min. of Press and Mass Communications: Biography of Alexander Zhmailo
  35. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on appointing KM Koliyev
  36. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree on the Minister of Culture of the Republic of South Ossetia
  37. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree appointing OM Gassiev
  38. ^ (Russian) OSInform: [2]
  39. ^ (Russian) President of South Ossetia: Decree appointing CP Hugaev
  40. ^ (Russian) OSInform: [3]
Political offices
Preceded by
Aslanbek Bulatsev
Prime Minister of South Ossetia
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Rostislav Khugayev
Preceded by
Eduard Kokoity
President of South Ossetia
Acting

2011–2012
Succeeded by
Leonid Tibilov