Boris Tovinski

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Boris I. Tovinski
CIB MAV RS
Secretary of Defense
Assumed office
28 May 2020
Prime Minister Apollo Cerwyn
Predecessor Suipom Goyo
Magistrate of the Electoral Commission
In office
28 May 2020 – 3 June 2019
Appointer Parliament
Predecessor Office established
Successor Orion K. Bennet
Secretary of Intelligence
In office
21 February 2016 – 22 May 2017
Prime Minister Shounn Virny
Predecessor Balthassar Valoty
Successor Ignatius Lockhart
(as Director of the DST)
Minister for Defense
In office
1 June 2013 – 25 July 2013
Prime Minister Napoléon Bleuberrie
Predecessor Snø Jens (as Minister for Home Affairs)
Successor Rubén D. Hernández
Personal information
Birth name Boris Ivanovich Tovinski
Citizenship Sabioveronese
Political party Democratic Party (since 2019)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2015–19)
Left Alliance (2014–15)
Socialist Party (2012–14)
Religion None (Atheist)
Military service
Nickname(s) Leonardo
Allegiance Sabia and Verona Sabia and Verona
Service/branch Royal Land Army
In service 2012–2015
Rank General
In this traditional Sabian name, Kaivái is the matronymic and Toviñku is the family name.

General Boris Ivanovich Tovinski CIB MAV RS (Sabian: borís ivánovitx kaivái toviñku) is a Sabioveronese politician and retired army general, currently serving as Secretary of Defense in the 13th government, in office since 2020. Since 2019, he has sat in Parliament as MP for the Alios list, representing the Democratic Party.

From 2017 to 2019, Tovinski was one of the three magistrates of the Electoral Commission, the non-partisan government agency encharged with organizing and overseeing elections, having been appointed as the Parliament's selected magistrate during the Third Parliament. In the past he has served as legislator for Caenia and Bal, and as defense minister under Napoléon Bleuberrie. From 2016 to 2017 he was Secretary of Intelligence in Shounn Virny's cabinets (7th and 8th governments), heading the National Intelligence Division, Sabia and Verona's domestic intelligence agency.[1]

A controversial figure in Sabia and Verona, Tovinski is known as one of the major collaborators of Prime Minister Bleuberrie in the 2013 failed self-coup attempt, for which he was briefly imprisoned.[2]

Early life

Boris Ivanovich Tovinski was born in Venezuela to parents of Russian, Chilean and Spanish origin. He spent his childhood in what today is Caenia. In October 2012 he joined the Sabia and Verona People's Movement supporting the creation of Sabia and Verona as an independent state. However when the region became an overseas territory of Juclandia he left the SVPM and unlike other former SVPM members he did not dedicate to politics.

Career

Military and early politics

Tovinski joined the Sabioveronese Gendarmerie in November 2012 and in December 2012 he enrolled in the Regional Land Army following its creation by King Ciprian. Showing dexterity with the office he was quickly promoted to Colonel. On January of 2013 he joined the Socialist Party and in April 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant General of the Land Army. After Napoléon Bleuberrie's victory in the May 2013 general election, he was appointed Minister for Defence succeeding Admiral Noa Dargany and Legislator for his native Municipality of Caenia.[3] That month, he was awarded the ribbon of the Order of the Needle. In July 2013, Lt. Gen. Tovinski was promoted to General and awarded the ribbons of the Order of the Baphomet and the Order of the Hummingbird for his "constant work and dedication to the Sabioveronese Armed Forces, the Land Army and the Kingdom of Juclandia".

The coup, aftermath

On 25 July 2013, Tovinski led the Land Army wing in support of Napoléon Bleuberrie to the Legislative Palace in Salisse where the PM staged a self-coup.[2] The Land Army's protection of the Legislative Palace was weak and soon Bleuberrie fled to Elinore. Facing an angry mob at the gates of the Legislative Palace and the siege of the loyalist Air Force, Tovinski lost control of the situation and was defeated when the Air Force entered the Legislative Palace. He was arrested and stood awaiting trial until 29 July 2013.[2] He was released in December 2013, after the Commission for the Preservation of Democracy absolved him of all charges.

In the March 2014 general election, he was elected to be the representative of the Caenia III Santa Marta legislative district.

Awards

Gen. Boris Tovinski has been recognized with the following titles and awards:

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Suipom Goyo
Secretary of Defense
28 May 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Post established
Magistrate of the Electoral Commission
22 May 2017 – 3 June 2019
Succeeded by
Orion K. Bennet
Preceded by
Balthassar Valoty
Secretary of Intelligence
21 February 2016 – 22 May 2017
Succeeded by
Ignatius Lockhart
Preceded by
Balthassar Valoty
Secretary of Intelligence
21 February 2016 – 22 May 2017
Succeeded by
Ignatius Lockhart
Preceded by
Position created
Minister for Defense
1 June 2013 - 25 July 2013
Succeeded by
Rubén D. Hernández
Parliament of Sabia and Verona
Preceded by
Various
MP for the Alios List
3 June 2019 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New constituency
MC for Caenia III Santa Marta
1 April 2014 – 1 October 2014
Succeeded by
Bertrand Rivière
Preceded by
Various
MC for Caenia
1 June 2013 – 25 July 2013
Succeeded by
Various
Preceded by
New constituency
MC for Aguasblancas
1 January 2013 – 1 June 2013
Succeeded by
Various