Efrem Eshba: revolutionary and fighter for the idea of Abkhazian statehood

Efrem Eshba (19 March 1893 – 16 April, 1939) was an Abkhaz and Soviet statesman.

In March 2021, Abkhazia celebrated the 100th anniversary of Sovietisation. The statesman and politician Efrem Eshba was an active participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia and Abkhazia. Today, 128 years have passed since his birth.

State and political figure Efrem Eshba studied at the law faculty of Moscow University. In the history of Abkhazia, his name is associated with the struggle for the independent existence of the republic and the establishment of Soviet power in Abkhazia.

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Murat Yagan (1915 – 2013)

Murat Yagan (1915 – 2013)

Murat [Murray] Yagan (December 16, 1915 – December 19, 2013). 

Born to a prominent family whose ancestors immigrated from Abkhazia to Turkey, he later attended the prestigious Galatasaray School and while still in his youth was taken into spiritual training by his tribal Elders.

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Denis Tsargush

Denis Tsargush

Denís Tsargúsh (Abkhazian: Дени́с Царгәы́ш, born 1 September 1987 in Gudauta, Abkhazia), is a Abkhaz freestyle wrestler of Abkhaz descent. He is a 3 time European Champion, 3 time World Champion and also won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games 2012. Grand Master of Sports in Freestyle Wrestling.

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Stanislav Lakoba

Stanislav Lakoba

Stanislav Lakoba (born 1953) is an Abkhaz academic and politician. Lakoba was Sergei Bagapsh's Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2004 Presidential election and from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2013 he served as Secretary of the Security Council. He is Professor in Archeology, Ethnology and History at the Abkhazian State University.

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