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Vladislav Ardzinba (1945-2010)

Vladislav Ardzinba

Vladislav Grigoryevich Ardzinba (Abkhaz: Владислав Арӡынба) (14 May 1945 – 4 March 2010) was a wartime leader and the first president of Abkhazia.

He was born in May 1945 in the village of Lower Eshera (just north of Abkhazia's capital, Sukhumi), where his father taught history. He worked at Moscow's Oriental Institute under Yevgeny Primakov, who, as Russian Foreign Minister, was later to play a role in the post-war Georgian-Abkhazian negotiating process.

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Bagrat V. Shinkuba (1917-2004)

Bagrat Shinkuba Abkhazia

Bagrat Uasyl-ipa Shinkuba (Abkhaz: Баграҭ Уасыл-иҧа Шьынқәба),  was an Abkhaz writer, poet, historian, linguist and politician.

Bagrat Shinkuba born 12 May 1917 in the village of Chlou. After high school he entered the Sukhum Pedagogical College (1931-1935 gg.). After graduating, he entered the Sukhum State Pedagogical Institute (1935-1939 gg.). In 1939 he entered the graduate school of the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR. He studied history and languages of Abkhaz, Adyghe and Ubykh people. In 1945 he defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of philological sciences.

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Shalva Inal-ipa (1916-1995)

Shalva Inal-Ipa

Shalva Inal-ipa (Abkhaz: Шьалуа Иналиҧа) (20 October 1916 - 22 September 1995). Abkhazian scientist, historian, ethnographer, literary critic, one of the brightest representatives of the Abkhaz creative intellectuals of the twentieth century.

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Alexander Chachba-Shervashidze (1867–1968)

Alexander Chachba-Shervashidze

Aleksandr Konstantinovich Shervashidze (Chachba) Abkhaz: Алеқсандр Константин-иҧа Чачба, (24 December 1867 - 12 August 1968 ); The first professional Abkhaz artist; painter, art historian and art critic. The prince, grandson of the ruler of the Abkhazian principality Keleshbei Chachba, the Prince of Abkhazia (1918-1968), brother of Vladimir Shervashidze.

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Hayreddin Pasha (1820-1890)

Hayreddin Pasha

Hayreddin Pasha [Kheireddine Ettounsi] (Tunisian Arabic: خير الدين باشا التونسي‎ Khayr ed-Din Pasha et-Tunsi; Turkish: Tunuslu Hayreddin Paşa; Born in Abkhazia, 1820; died in Istanbul, Turkey 30 January 1890. Ottoman Tunusian politician; first serving as Beylerbeyi of Ottoman Tunisia, he later achieved the high post of Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. He was an Ottoman Tunisian political reformer during a period of growing European ascendancy.became a Grand vizier of Ottoman Tunisia then a Grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire.

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