Deputy defense minister of the Republic of Abkhazia Vladimir Anua introduced to Raul Khadzhimba the candidacy of Anatoliy Khrulev for the post of the chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia.
"Our army is small, but in the hard wartime environment when it was forming, it showed its effectiveness. Today we are living in a different environment and we have new tasks, including those related to the development of military technical cooperation with Russia. We are counting on your knowledge and experience", said Raul Khadzhimba.
Born on June 3, 1955 in Naro-Fominsk of Moscow Region.
1976 – graduated from Taskent higher arm or commanding school.
1989 – graduated from Military academy of armored troops.
2003 – graduated from Military academy of General Staff of Armed Forces of Russian Federation.
Until 2006 – deputy commander of troops of North Caucasian military district.
Since April 4, 2006 until May 4, 2010 – commander of 58th all-arms army of North Caucasian military district. Stepped down after reaching superannuation.
During the war in South Ossetia on August 9, 2008 was badly wounded and administered to hospital in Vladikavkaz.
Retired as of 2010.
- III level order “For merit to the Fatherland” with swords
- IV level order “For merit to the Fatherland” with swords
- Order of Courage
- Order of Honor (2009, for the activities on South Ossetia in August 2008)
- Medal of II level order “For merit to the Fatherland” with swords