Alexey Gogua: Abkhazia is the meaning of my life!
Sukhum. March 15. Apsnypress. Madina Chagava. By the decree of the President of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba, member of the Union of Writers of Abkhazia Alexey Gogua was awarded the Order of Akhds-Apsha of the 1st degree. Today, at a meeting with Gogua, the head of state congratulated the writer on his 85th birthday and handed him the state award.
Raul Khadzhimba noted: "Our ancestors said that at the age of 85 a man had only half the way of life. The entire population of the country knows about the work you have done. You stood at the sources of the national liberation struggle of the Abkhazians. On the eve of the collapse of the Union, being a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, you stood next to Vladislav Ardzinba and dealt with emerging problems".
For his part, the Knight of the Order "Akhdz-Apsha", prose writer Alexey Gogua said: "I love my country and it is pleasant for me to work for its good! All my works are not for rewards, Abkhazia is the meaning of my life".
At the meeting, Abkhazian Prime Minister Beslan Bartsits said that an appropriate plan had been approved at the enlarged meeting of the State Commission for the organization of events for the writer's anniversary. "At the end of March we plan to hold your creative evening in the Abkhazian Drama Theater," - Bartsits said.