Znaur Nikolaevich Gassiev was born on March 7, 1925 and died in March 2016.
He was a South Ossetian politician.
He was one of the leaders of the South Ossetian independence movement in the early 1990s, which culminated in the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
Following the 2008 South Ossetia war, Gassiev was appointed the head of the government’s commission to deal with the resulting emergencies.
At that point, he was 84 years old, and did not run in the 2009 election,
He was replaced as speaker by Stanislav Kochiev.
Gassiev was appointed State Advisor to President Eduard Kokoity, on October 27, 2010.
Znaur Gassiev passed away at 90 yrs old.