On March 11, 2022, Candidate of Historical Sciences, professor, senior researcher at the Z. Vaneev Research Institute, holder of the state award named after K. Khetagurov, head of the Department of History of Ossetia and Caucasian Studies of South Ossetian State University Yuriy Sergeevich Gagloity passed away.
This is an irreparable loss for South Ossetian science, for relatives, colleagues, friends, for all those who in their time were lucky enough to communicate and interact with this outstanding scientist and extraordinary person.
A man of the era, a talented scientist who enjoyed great authorty in the international scientific community, the author of numerous scientific works, a public and political figure who has made a huge contribution to the development of historical science. Yuriy Sergeevich was a true intellectual, a man of brilliant intelligence, great erudition, faithful to the best traditions of serving his country and science, an example of high morality, amazing diligence and exceptional modesty.
From 1996 to 1998, Yuriy Sergeevich headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, made a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of the country's foreign department. Everyone who worked with him highly appreciated his life experience, encyclopedic knowledge, professionalism and responsibility. Many years of tireless work, creative energy and indisputable authority of Yuriy Sergeevich received the highest recognition not only at home, but also far beyond its borders.
While saying goodbye to the great man, we strongly believe that in memory of the outstanding master and mentor, new generations of scientists, politicians and public figures will continue to implement successfully the high ideals Yuriy Sergeevich served for.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia mourns and expresses sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Yuriy Sergeevich. We will forever preserve the memory of this bright, talented person, a honored son of the Motherland.
Tskhinval, March 12, 2022