The conference for the media was held in the press center of the WAC on the eve of the First cultural and sports festival “Abaza” in Abkhazia.

Journalists were told about the upcoming cultural and sports festival “Abaza” in Abkhazia at the WAC press center on Friday, October 11.

Speaking to the participants of the press conference, the Chief of Staff of the Congress Kan Tania noted that the success of the ANO “Alashara’s” experience in the KChR was an impetus for the festival: for six years the association has been holding a similar festival in Cherkessk, and it is very popular among representatives of the Abkhaz-Abaza Diaspora.

Geta Ardzinba, the head of the Women's Councils of the WAC, spoke in detail about the festival program. She explained that the festival will be held in two stages. The first includes a freestyle wrestling tournament for the cup of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Congress Mussa Ekzekov. It will be held in Gudauta. The second stage will contain a cultural program and will be held in Sukhum, on the Makhadzhir’s embankment.

As for the sports part of the festival, the freestyle wrestling tournament will be held in Abkhazia not entirely for the first time. The first tournament for the cup of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the WAC Mussa Ekzekov took place 10 years ago and has since gained great popularity among athletes. This was recalled by the executive director of the Abaza freestyle wrestling club Leonid Bojgua, expressing the opinion that over the past years the club has “reached great heights.