Vladislav Ardzinba

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Vladislav Ardzinba
Владислав Арӡынба
Vladislav Ardzinba in Moscow in 1996
1st President of Abkhazia
In office
26 November 1994 – 12 February 2005
Vice PresidentValery Arshba
Succeeded bySergei Bagapsh
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Abkhazia
In office
8 November 1990 – 27 December 1991
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Abkhazia
In office
Deputy of the Supreme Soviet
In office
Personal details
Born(1945-05-14)May 14, 1945
Lower Eshera, Sukhumi District, Abkhazian ASSR, Georgian SSR, USSR
DiedMarch 4, 2010(2010-03-04) (aged 64)
Moscow, Russia
Spouse(s)Svetlana Jergenia

Vladislav Ardzinba (Abkhaz: Владислав Арӡынба, Georgian: ვლადისლავ არძინბა; 14 May 1945 – 4 March 2010) was the first de facto President of Abkhazia.

Ardzinba led Abkhazia to de facto independence in the 1992–1993 War with Georgia, but its de jure independence from Georgia remained internationally unrecognised during Ardzinba's two terms as President from 1994 to 2005.

Ardzinba died at a Moscow hospital from a long-illness on 4 March 2018 at the age of 64.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vladislav Ardzinba, First Leader of Abkhazia, Dies". Spero News. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2010.