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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Samson Chanba (1886–1937)

Samson Chanba

Samson Kuagu-ipa Chanba (Abkhaz: Самсон Кәагә-иҧа Ҷанба; born June 18, 1886 —died 1937), Abkhazian educator, poet, and dramatist, best known for his contribution to the development of Abkhazian drama.

Samson Chanba trained as a teacher in Abkhazia. He taught for several decades in Abkhazian villages and later in Sukhum, the capital of Abkhazia, before his first major publication, the long poem Daughter of the Mountains, appeared in 1919. An enthusiastic supporter of the Bolshevik Revolution, he joined the Communist Party in 1921, the year that he took on joint editorship (with M. Khashba) of the Abkhaz-language newspaper Red Abkhazia.

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Sergei Bagapsh (1949-2011)

Sergei Bagapsh

Sergei Wasil-ipa Bagapsh (Abkhaz: Сергеи Уасыл-иҧа Багаҧшь; 4 March 1949 – 29 May 2011) was the second President of the Republic of Abkhazia. He was Prime Minister from 1997 to 1999 and was later elected as President in 2005. He was re-elected in the 2009 presidential election. He died on 29 May 2011, at the age of 62, from complications of surgery.

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Neli Tarba (1934-2014)

Neli Tarba

Neli Zolotinskovna Tarba (Abkhaz: Нелли Золотинск-иҧҳа Ҭарба; 20 November 1934 - 29 January 2014). Abkhaz writer, poet, translator and essayist.

Neli Tarba was born on the 20 November 1934 in the village Duripsh in the Gudauta District of the Abkhazian ASSR. In 1954 she graduated from high school in her native village. Then also in 1954 she entered the Faculty of the Sukhum State Pedagogical Institute named after A. M. Gorki, graduating in 1959.

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