SUKHUM / AQW'A ― The first President of Abkhazia passed away 13 years ago on March 4, 2010, at the age of 64.
The Ministry of Culture of Abkhazia reported that the memory of the first President of Abkhazia, Vladislav Ardzinba, was honoured in a ceremony attended by various dignitaries. The event was held in remembrance of Ardzinba who passed away 13 years ago on March 4, 2010, at the age of 64.
The ceremony was graced by the presence of the current head of state, Aslan Bzhaniya, Vice President Badra Gunba and Speaker of Parliament Lasha Ashuba. Members of the Cabinet of Ministers, representatives of public and political organizations, and war veterans also paid their respects.
Vladislav Ardzinba, the first President of Abkhazia and founder of the modern Abkhaz state.
The delegates later visited the village of Dzhgerda in the Ochamchira district, where the second President of Abkhazia, Sergey Bagapsh, is buried. He would have turned 74 on March 4, 2023.
Vladislav Ardzinba, the first President of Abkhazia and founder of the modern Abkhaz state, was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia in 1990. With the beginning of the Patriotic War, he led the national liberation struggle of the Abkhaz people. On November 26, 1994, Ardzinba was elected President of Abkhazia, and on October 3, 1999, he was elected for a second presidential term.
The Abkhaz leader passed away on March 4, 2010, at the age of 64. He is buried in his hometown, Eshera, next to the fallen fighters of the Gumista Front.