Abkhazia celebrates Victory Day
Today, September 30, Abkhaz people celebrates 18th anniversary of victory in the war in this country. According to news agency "Apsnipress", it has become a tradition that on this day throughout the country people is laying flowers at the monuments and graves of fallen defenders of Abkhazia, also all kinds of celebrations are held.
In Sukhum, at 10:00 local time, they began to lay wreaths and flowers at the memorial of fame. After that, the grand march of Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia took place. And then - current leadership of the country will honor the presidents of Abkhazia - Vladislav Ardzinba and Sergey Bagapsh.
At 14:00, in the Abkhazian State Philharmonic Society, a concert will be held, and at 22:00 - fireworks in Sukhum.
It is worth noting that the other day, Georgia celebrated the same date. But they call this date - the Day of the fall of Sukhum. However, despite the fact that two countries are separated by borders, their peoples are united by mutual memory of victims of those tragic events.
Recall, September 27, 1993, the Abkhaz armed forces ousted the troops of Georgia State Council from Sukhum and three days later, September 30, the territory of Abkhazia was completely cleared from Georgian forces. The war lasted 412 days and was finished after defeat of Georgia.