Τhe annual 58-th meeting of the Moscow-Abkhaz diaspora is held in Moscow


The 58th annual meeting of the Moscow - Abkhaz diaspora gathered more than 450 Abkhazians living in Moscow this year.

The welcoming remarks at the meeting were made by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia to the Russian Federation Igor Akhba, the President of the World Congress of the Abkhaz –Abaza people Taras Shamba, the chairman of the Presidium of the Russian Congress of Peoples of the Caucasus Aly Totorkulov, the adviser to the president of the World Congress of the Abkhaz-Abaza Congress Beslan Kobakhia.

Among the honored guests were present- an opera singer Hibla Gerzmava, ambassadors of different countries, representatives of the State Duma and Russian Mass Media.

"Regular meetings of our compatriots in Moscow have become a tradition for 58 years, and we are pleased to note that every year the desire to maintain a close relationship with each other becomes even stronger", - said the head of the Moscow - Abkhaz diaspora Beslan Agrba. He noted that such meetings provide an opportunity to feel the unity of Abkhazians living outside of Abkhazia and their closeness with their  homeland, and the processes that occur there. Such meetings provide an opportunity to feel the unity of Abkhazians living outside Abkhazia", - said the head of MAD Beslan Agrba.

One of the brightest moments of the meeting was fiery speeches of the Moscow children's dance group of Abkhaz "Amtsambz" under the direction of Lasha Maruhba and presentation of all the staff thanks for his contribution to the popularization of the Abkhazian culture.

Presenters of the meeting Elana Eshba and Stas Tsvizhba turned the evening into a fascinating journey, world of surprises, jokes and music in Abkhazian traditions. Alexander Showa and Milena Bartsits also presented their songs.

 A lottery with a draw of interesting and unusual prizes by our talented compatriots were prepared  for the guests.