The third Global Political Forum which Russia sees as a major event to discuss innovative ideas took place in the city of Yaroslavl in early September.
On August 26th extraordinary "presidential" elections were held in occupied Abkhazia. These elections were caused by the death of leader of the puppet regime Sergei Bagapsh, in which, according to available information, the hand of Russia is clearly seen. The population of Abkhazia, which in summer is usually focused on resort problems, had to engage in political battles. Three candidates aspired to the post of leader – Alexander Ankvab, who after the death of Bagapsh performed his duties, Sergey Shamba, head of the puppet government and opposition candidate Raul Khajimba, who did not quite got to becoming the "president" in 2004. This year, as it is already known, the chair of "president" of Abkhazia will be taken by Alexander Ankvab.
Priests were appointed as deputy commanders to work with soldiers-believers on the Russian military bases in the occupied regions of Georgia and in the base of Armenian Gyumri. This was announced by spokesperson of Commander of the Southern Military District of Russia Colonel Igor Gorbulya. According to him, 30 such positions have been created in the Southern Military District. In addition, military priests will join the personnel of the Black Sea fleet.
A meeting of mixed Georgian-Abkhazian families was held in the village of Ganmukhuri. The meeting that took place at a house of a local resident was attended by Georgians and Abkhazians, who arrived there from the occupied region as well as representatives of the EU monitoring mission. As Kavkaz-Press reported, the conflict, its causes and results were discussed at the meeting.
Ministry of Defence of Russia needs not only military bases in Abkhazia but also recreational facilities, such as former sanatoriums of Moscow Military District and of air defence forces in Sukhumi. This was reported by the Moskovskie Novosti newspaper .
An explosion that took place yesterday in Abkhazia poses/ caused a lot of questions. The initial versions were related to a recently elected new leader of the puppet regime. After all an incident happened already on the day of the elections - a young person was kidnapped. The kidnapping happened in front of many people and was accompanied by gunfire.
Leader of the puppet regime of Abkhazia Ankvab dismissed deputy head of his administration. Ankvab already signed a relevant decree, but a reason for this decision is not known.
A powerful explosion happened in Abkhazia, namely in the area of Sinop in Sukhumi. There are casualties.
According to preliminary data, a car exploded.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met with the US President Barack Obama at the 66th UN General Assembly Session in New York. The meeting was held in an informal environment at a lunch held on behalf of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon where the two presidents spoke about relations between their two countries. Saakashvili also met with the leaders of other UN member countries where the sides discussed the prospects of their states. Sharing experiences with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Rosa Otunbaeva, the Georgian president talked about the successful reforms in Georgia.
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On August 13, a sad message was sent from Tbilisi – an economist, academician and public activist Lorik Vissarionovich Marshania has passed away. Recently, he was an adviser of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia (in exile) and a participant of the Geneva negotiations. On August 12, a car ran over him in the suburb of Tbilisi. He was transferred to the hospital; however, his condition became critical and he passed away on August 13.