The leader of the Tskhinvali puppet regime Leonid Tibilov appointed businessman from Samara Rostislav (Rostik) Khugaev as his "prime minister". Chelyabinsk businessman Vadim Brovtsev that had long managed to bore all was dismissed.
Khugaev was born in 1951 in the village of Mirtgadjin of the Java district of South Ossetia. According to official data, in 1988 Khugaev with a group of like-minded people established cooperative Builder, which later grew to a group of companies Amond president of which was Khugaev himself. He is married and has two children.