Short history course
In Abkhazia there is the so-called Great Abkhaz wall - an ancient defensive structure, the details of which are still a mystery to contemporaries. Perhaps the answers to all the questions will be given by the scientific project launched this summer.
International Day of Disappeared Persons is held every year on August 30th. In Abkhazia, the vast majority of the missing are people who disappeared during the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia.
On August 25-26, 1989, the first congress of the Assembly (Confederation) of the Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus was held in Sukhum. For the 30th anniversary of the creation of the association, which played a key role in the PWPA, the WAC web information portal prepared an essay on the history of the organization's formation.
Volunteer Day, dedicated to people who fought together with the Abkhaz people during the 1992-1993 PWPA, is celebrated on August 15 in Abkhazia. The WAC web info portal publishes several stories of volunteer veterans by this date.
2019 marks the 105th anniversary since the start of the First World War, in which the Abkhaz warriors fought, showing exceptional courage in battle, sincere devotion to the Motherland.
The history of the state symbols of the Abkhaz and Abaza people is rooted in antiquity. The image of the flag of the Abkhazian kingdom was found on the medieval maps of the Genoese. The modern flag and emblem of Abkhazia were approved on July 23, 1992. Their author was the Abkhaz artist Valery Gamgia. The state symbols of Abkhazia, as well as the national Abaza flag, reflect the history of nations.
On March 18, 1989, the historic Lykhny gathering took place in Abkhazia, where an appeal was made on behalf of more than 30 thousand people in favor of independence of Abkhazia with the restoration of the status of the Federal Republic.
100 years ago, on February 27, 1919, the first issue of the first newspaper in the Abkhaz language “Apsny” was published. This day has become a professional holiday of the media of Abkhazia. For the anniversary of the legendary newspaper, the WAC has prepared an essay on the history and the present edition.
Exactly 25 years ago, the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia ended, during which thousands of people were killed. On September 30, 1993, the Abkhaz army managed to regain control over the whole territory of the republic and expel the occupation troops of the State Council of Georgia. From that moment the Republic of Abkhazia declared its full independence.
Prince Keleshbey Chachba, who ruled Abkhazia at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, is one of those Abkhaz politicians who devoted himself entirely to the struggle for the independence of the Motherland.