Igor Kakidzyanov

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Igor Kakidzyanov
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Native name
Игорь Какидзянов
Born (1980-07-25) July 25, 1980 (age 38)
Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
AllegianceDonetsk People's Republic Donetsk People's Republic
Service/branchDonbass People's Militia
RankCommander of the People's Army [1]
Conflicts and Missions2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine

Igor Kakidzyanov (Russian: Игорь Какидзянов) is a former Defense Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR).[2] He was Commander-in-Chief of Popular Army, until captured by pro-Ukrainian paramilitaries on 7 May 2014.[3]


  1. ^ "Demonstrators in Donetsk plan to create 'people's army'". ITAR-TASS. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ Donetsk separatists continue to copy Maidan - they create a "people's army" led by Kakidzyanov. Censor.net [uk]. April 11, 2014
  3. ^ Ukrainian Forces Enter Mariupol, Briefly Retake City Hall Building; Five Pro-Russian Activists Killed In Clash, International Business Times (7 May 2014)