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Marat Minyurovich Kulakhmetov (Russian: Марат Минюрович Кулахметов; born 1959 in Penza) is a Major General of the Russian Army and commander of the Combined Peacekeeping Forces in South Ossetia, a breakaway region of Georgia.[1][2] The Georgian side accuses him of supporting the South Ossetian separatists and has raised the question of substituting the Russian-led peacekeeping operation with an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe force.

Kulakhmetov was born in Penza to Tatar parents. He graduated from Frunze Military Academy in Moscow in 1991.


  1. (Russian) Кулахметов, Марат. Lentapedia, 2006.
  2. (Russian) Генерал-майор КУЛАХМЕТОВ Марат Минюрович. Министерство обороны Российской Федерации, 2007.

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