Gennady Riger, Israeli politician, died at 67

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Gennady Riger, born on May 24, 1948, and died October 12, 2015.

Gennady was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael BaAliyah between 1999 and 2003.

Born in the Soviet Union, Riger studied mechanical engineering at Lviv University, obtaining a second degree.

Gennady worked as an engineer before making aliyah to Israel in 1990.

In 1992 he was involved in founding the immigrant’s party Da.

In 1996 he became general secretary of another immigrant’s party, Yisrael BaAliyah.

Gennady won fifth place on the Yisrael BaAliyah list for the 1999 elections, and entered the Knesset as the party won six seats.

He was placed fourth on the list for the 2003 elections, but lost his seat as the party was reduced to just 2 MKs.

Gennady later founded a political consulting firm, Politeck.

A father of one, Riger was married and lived in Kfar Saba.

Gennady died at age 67 on October 12, 2015.

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