Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
Russia to resume import of aubergines, pomegranates from Turkey since October 30Business & Economy October 20, 20:18
International station to orbit Moon at 70,000 km distance from EarthScience & Space October 20, 20:09
US indulging in lies to have UN-OPCW mission’s mandate extended — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 19:31
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Scientific team unlocks secret to supercaps’ vast capacity as ‘the battery of the future’Science & Space October 20, 17:40
Russian economy’s losses from cyber threats may surge fourfold in two yearsBusiness & Economy October 20, 16:52
Avtandil Gartskiya is a newcomer to security authorities. He is a national hero of Abkhazia and veteran of the Georgian-Abkhazian war of 1992-1993.
Astamur Tania is the former aide to the first president of Abkhazia, Vladislav Ardzinba. Until recently Tania had been working for the Vladislav Ardzinba foundation, created after Vladislav Ardzinba's death.
The predecessors of the newly appointed officials, Nugzar Ashuba and Beslan Kubrava, tendered their resignations on June 4. In a joint statement both said that "they did not think it was possible to remain in their posts under conditions of continuing pressure on top officials temporarily in office, which was fraught with a risk of new confrontation.