Igor Giorgaqdze

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Age: 65

Place of birth: Says

Citizenship: Georgia


Igor Giorgadze Panteleimonovich was born in 1950 in the Kazakh city of Zaisan on the Soviet-Chinese border. The father - Panteleimon Giorgadze, a Soviet border guard general, since 1992 - the leader of the Unified Communist Party of Georgia.

In 1968, Giorgadze enrolled in the Higher School of the KGB, graduated in 1973, having qualified as a lawyer-lawyer with knowledge of foreign languages.

From 1973 to 1991, Giorgadze has held various positions in the KGB of the Georgian SSR. In 1980-1981 he participated in the fighting as a part of special forces unit "Cascade" KGB vKandagare, in Afghanistan.

In 1992-1993, during the confrontation between the first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Eduard Shevardnadze Giorgadze he sided with the latter. In October 1993, he was appointed Minister of State Security of Georgia. According to some media, the slave was given the nickname Commander Giorgadze.

August 25, 1995, after an assassination attempt by unknown persons on Shevardnadze, Giorgadze was removed from his post, then he left Georgia. December 1, 1995 was accused of organizing the assassination in August and is wanted by Interpol. The Georgian authorities have announced through the media Giorgadze "terrorist number 1". In 1997-98 in Tbilisi was the trial of the assassination attempt, which Giorgadze involvement in the events of August 1995 has not been established. According to some media reports, during the court illegally Giorgadze was in Syria. Since 1998, Giorgadze residing permanently in Moscow.

In July 2001, it was registered in Tbilisi All-Georgian patriotic alliance "Fatherland", which was chaired by Giorgadze. Alliance brought together nine parties and social movements. Giorgadze Since 2003 - Head of the "Justice Party".

In 2004, Giorgadze spoke out against the new president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and his team, accusing them of usurping power. The Georgian authorities, in turn, accused Giorgadze treason and demanded his extradition in Moscow.

Giorgadze has the rank of Lieutenant General in retirement, is an honorary officer of the KGB. He speaks Georgian, Russian, Turkish, French, Serbo-Croatian and Azerbaijani languages.

Giorgadze is married and has a son and a daughter.