Nika Rurua

Nika Rurua
ნიკოლოზ რურუა
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia
In office
10 December 2008 – 25 October 2012
PresidentMikheil Saakashvili
Preceded byGrigol Vashadze
Succeeded byGuram Odisharia
Personal details
Nikoloz Rurua

(1968-03-17)17 March 1968
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Died4 December 2018(2018-12-04) (aged 50)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Political partyUnited National Movement
Alma materShota Rustaveli State University
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D.)
Minister Nikoloz Rurua and the writer Rezo Cheishvili

Nikoloz Rurua (Georgian: ნიკოლოზ [ნიკა] რურუა Nik’oloz (Nik’a) Rurua; 17 March 1968 – 4 December 2018) was a Georgian politician, and a member of the Cabinet of Georgia in the capacity of Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, from 10 October 2008 until 25 October 2012.[1]Rurua previously served as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Defence and Security of the Parliament of Georgia.

Early life

Born in Tbilisi into an artist's family, Rurua studied at the Meliton Balanchivadze Musical College,[2] after which he proceeded to study television directing at the Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Cinema in Tbilisi.[3]

Rurua graduated from that institute in 1993 and joined the controversial paramilitary organization Mkhedrioni, which was disbanded in 1994.[4] Under its ranks, Rurua fought the separatist forces in Abkhazia in 1993.[4] In 1994 Rurua continued his studies in the United States.[5]

In 1998 became a student at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.[5] He graduated from Georgia State University in 2001 and received the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D).[5]

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