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Georgia quits Russian peacekeepers mandate

Nino BurjanadzeGeorgian government has finally decided to quit mandate to Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in Abkhazia,' parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze announced after the meeting with the Ministers of Defense, Interior Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the leaders of the ruling party. As for the dates, Speaker said consultations with international community and partner countries are underway in order not to make a surprise for Russia.


Russian peacekeepers acted in direct violation of the CIS mandate

Russian Peacekeeper

On 30 October 2007, scores of Russian peacekeepers in three armored personnel carriers surrounded a youth peace camp in Georgia’s Zugdidi district and severely beat five Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs personnel who were guarding the camp. The guards, who were then handcuffed to a Russian personnel carrier, were released only after the intervention of Georgian police.

The unprovoked attack, which was immediately condemned by President Saakashvili in a visit to the attack site, was recorded on video by the Russian peacekeepers. The National Security Council of Georgia met later in the day and declared the former head of the Russian peacekeeping force in Abkhazia, General Sergei Chaban, an undesirable person.


Georgian, Abkhaz Senior Officials Resume Contacts

In an attempt at conciliation, Tbilisi has agreed to release seven Abkhaz militiamen after talks in Sokhumi on October 25.

The meeting between Davit Bakradze, the Georgian state minister for conflict resolution issues, and Sergey Shamba, the Abkhaz foreign minister, was the first senior-level contact between the sides in over a year.


Georgian police shots down Russian military aircraft

Russian military aircraft{enclose AISER-Radio_08302007002.mp3} Unidentified military jet was flying from through the Kodori  Gorge, which is located just 100 miles away from Sochi.


Sochi Olympics and forgotten Circassians genocide: possible Apsua terrorist attack

Sochi Olympics and forgotten Circassians genocide: possible Apsua terrorist attack Introduction
Russian tsarist forces acted in ways that allow one to conclude that their real goal was to remove entire Circassian nation from the ethnic map. In the tsarist campaign against the Circassians,  that lasted almost five years after Imam Shamil surrendered in 1860, official tsarist statistics show that more than 400,000 Circassians were killed, 497,000 were forced to flee abroad to Turkey, and only 80,000 were left alive in their native area. Furthermore this "ethnic purge," appears to be continues, and Russian Federation as the claimed successor to the tsarist empire and the Soviet Union efforts to merge the Republic of Adygeya into the surrounding Krasnodar Krai, where 2014 Winter Olympics will be hold. At the place where stands Sochi , villages of  Shapseghs, Ubykhs and Abadzekhs (closely related to Apsua) were burned down- while the crops growing in the fields were trampled under the hooves of the Cossacks’ horses. Shapseghs and Ubykhs vanished from the ethnic map.

UNOMIG Report on Upper Abkhazia Attack

A report by the UN Observer Mission in Georgia has suggested that Russian army helicopters could have been involved in an attack on upper Kodori Gorge on March 11, 2007.

The Tbilisi-controlled upper Kodori Gorge in breakaway Abkhazia was shelled late on March 11, damaging a local administrative building. No one was injured. Tbilisi has claimed that the area came under fire from Russian army helicopters and artillery from Abkhaz-controlled territory. Both Moscow and Sokhumi have denied the accusations.


AISER Institutional Purpose

AISER’s educational department current mission statement provides a clear definition of its purpose that is appropriate both to collegiate education and to its own specific educational role. The mission statement explicitly describes the institution’s role in the community, with specific attention given to its characteristics, including size, academic components, student services, and continuing education opportunities. AISER educational department’s current mission statement reads as follows:
At Abkhazia Institute of Social and Economic Research, we prepare for successful careers in different field.

AISER Needs Analysis

According to the World Wide Projections of Employment, especially remote areas and frozen conflict zones, such as Abkhazia and Tshinvali Region of Georgia, and others   and Experience of the Institute staff and faculty will help this venture to succeed.

The last major of Sukhumi

Guram GabiskiriaGuram Gabiskiria was the last major of Sokhumi before it fell to separatist militants of September 27, 1993. Born and raised in Sokhumi, Guram was appointed as major of the city during the most difficult times. The savage war was ragged against ethnic Georgian population of Abkhazia since 1992 and little hope of peaceful settlement of the conflict existed in the besieged Sokhumi.

Separatists from Abkhazia threaten medics

By Irakliy Khaburzaniya
It was reported earlier that an international delegation of medics consisting of doctors from such countries as Armenia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Russia, and the United States was planning to visit Upper Abkhazia in 2008.

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