| Georgi Ananiev|
| 12 April 1950 (age 65)
Kosacha, Pernik Province, Bulgaria (1950-04-12) |Georgi Ananiev Wikipedia
Georgi Gervanov Ananiev (Bulgarian: Георги Герванов Ананиев; born 12 April 1950) is a Bulgarian politician who served as Minister of Defence in the Kostov government between 1997 and 1999.
Born in the village of Kosacha, near Radomir, Ananiev studied in a technical school of metallurgy and mechanotechnics in Pernik and graduated from the Mining and Geological Institute (Bulgarian: Минно-геоложки институт) in Sofia in 1974. He subsequently worked as an engineer for various companies. In the 1990s, he became a member of the UDF. In February 1997, Ananiev was appointed as Minister of Defence in the caretaker government of Stefan Sofiyanski and retained his position following the formation of the Kostov cabinet. He is the first Bulgarian Minister of Defence to visit the Pentagon.
In 1999, he was replaced by Boyko Noev as a government minister, but was appointed as secretary of defense (an occupation in the presidency which had not existed before) of then President Petar Stoyanov.