On March 5, 2013, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, statesman and politician, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Jose Rafael Chavez passed away.
The name of Hugo Chavez, a true patriot and a worthy son of the Venezuelan people, who devoted his life to serving his country, is associated with a whole era in the history of the Venezuelan state, the era of the struggle for freedom and a worthy future for its people.
In South Ossetia, Comandante Chavez has always been treated with great and sincere respect for his firm and uncompromising position in defending national interests, for solidarity and support for South Ossetia and its people.
With his direct participation, Venezuela became one of the first countries to recognize the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia.
The bright name of Comandante Chavez will forever remain in the historical memory of our people.