Davyd Zhvania

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Davyd Zhvania
Davyd Zhvania (cropped).jpg
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
31 March 2002 – 27 November 2014
Emergency Minister of Ukraine
In office
4 February 2005 – 27 September 2005
PresidentViktor Yushchenko
Prime MinisterYulia Tymoshenko
Preceded byHryhoriy Reva [uk; ru]
Succeeded byViktor Baloha
Personal details
Born(1967-07-20)20 July 1967
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Died9 May 2022(2022-05-09) (aged 54)
Novopokrovka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine
Political partyParty of Regions (2013)
Christian Democratic Union (2010 — 2012)
Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc (2007 — 2010)
Our Ukraine Bloc (2002 — 2007)
Alma materTbilisi State University

Davyd Vazhayevych Zhvania (Ukrainian: Давид Важаєвич Жванія; Georgian: დავით ვაჟას ძე ჟვანია; 20 July 1967 – 9 May 2022)[1] was a Ukrainian politician who served as emergency situations minister,[2][3] People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine IV-VII convocations, head of the Committee on State Building, and Local Self-Government (2012—2014).[4]


From 1986 to 1988 he served in the Soviet Border Troops. In 1991 he graduated from the Faculty of National Economy Planning of the Tbilisi State University. During the reign of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, he left Georgia. He came to Ukraine in 1991, and became a citizen in 1999.

He died in a shelling near the village of Novopokrovka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[5]


  1. ^ Экс-нардеп Жвания погиб во время обстрела — Геращенко (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Government portal :: Emergency management Minister Davyd Zhvania to open exhibition of fire-fighting equipment in Kyiv".
  3. ^ "Government portal :: Davyd Zhvaniya says emergency management Ministry is ready for Eurovision 2005".
  4. ^ "The Committee on State Building and Local Self-Government held its first meeting and considered a number of organizational issues".
  5. ^ Экс-нардеп Жвания погиб во время обстрела — Геращенко (in Russian)

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