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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev went on a brief working visit to Abkhazia on August 8.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev went on a brief working visit to Abkhazia on August 8. This was the first visit of a Russian president to Abkhazia since Russia recognized the independence of the former Georgian republic two years ago.

© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev went on a brief working visit to Abkhazia on August 8. This was the first visit of a Russian president to Abkhazia since Russia recognized the independence of the former Georgian republic two years ago.
Photo: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev went on a brief working visit to Abkhazia on August 8. This was the first visit of a Russian president to Abkhazia since Russia recognized the independence of the former Georgian republic two years ago.
Photo: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankMedvedev and Bagapsh in a café in Abkhazian capital Sukhumi.
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Medvedev and Bagapsh in a café in Abkhazian capital Sukhumi.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankMedvedev with a local resident and her baby son Dominik.
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Medvedev with a local resident and her baby son Dominik.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankRussia will develop comprehensive relations with Abkhazia, including economic and security contacts, Medvedev said at a meeting with Bagapsh.
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Russia will develop comprehensive relations with Abkhazia, including economic and security contacts, Medvedev said at a meeting with Bagapsh.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankMedvedev and Bagapsh laid flowers at the 1992-1993 Abkhazian-Georgian war memorial. In the early hours of August 9, 2008, Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia, partially destroying its capital, Tskhinvali. Russia sent troops to protect local residents, many of whom had Russian citizenship. The Georgian forces were driven from the region after five days of fighting. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August 2008.
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Medvedev and Bagapsh laid flowers at the 1992-1993 Abkhazian-Georgian war memorial. In the early hours of August 9, 2008, Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia, partially destroying its capital, Tskhinvali. Russia sent troops to protect local residents, many of whom had Russian citizenship. The Georgian forces were driven from the region after five days of fighting. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August 2008.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bank“Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia was not an easy one, but time has shown that it was the right one,” Medvedev said.
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“Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia was not an easy one, but time has shown that it was the right one,” Medvedev said.
© Photo : Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankAfter their meeting, Medvedev and Bagapsh visited the Russian military base in Gudauta.
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After their meeting, Medvedev and Bagapsh visited the Russian military base in Gudauta.
© Photo : Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bank8 августа 2010 г. Президент РФ Дмитрий Медведев и президент Абхазии Сергей Багапш в столовой российской военной базы в Гудауте.
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8 августа 2010 г. Президент РФ Дмитрий Медведев и президент Абхазии Сергей Багапш в столовой российской военной базы в Гудауте.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankRussia’s commander in chief personally priced the menu in the military base canteen.
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Russia’s commander in chief personally priced the menu in the military base canteen.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankPresident Dmitry Medvedev said he would make every effort to ensure good living conditions for the troops serving at the Russian base in Abkhazia. He said new houses and dormitories for the servicemen were being built.
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President Dmitry Medvedev said he would make every effort to ensure good living conditions for the troops serving at the Russian base in Abkhazia. He said new houses and dormitories for the servicemen were being built.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bank“Everyone carrying out their military service here and in South Ossetia during this time has gained invaluable experience, but most important of all, you and your predecessors have defended peace and helped ordinary people,” President Medvedev said.
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“Everyone carrying out their military service here and in South Ossetia during this time has gained invaluable experience, but most important of all, you and your predecessors have defended peace and helped ordinary people,” President Medvedev said.
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