Raul Khadzhimba expressed his condolences about the untimely decease of Evgeniy Primakov.
In the telegram of condolences it is said:
«A man of great scale – anoutstanding statesperson, major scientist, authoritative politician and a diplomat passed away. Evgeniy Maksimovich was a big patriot of Russia, statesperson who made a great contribution to formation of modern Russia and who dedicated his life to service to Russian nation.
Evgeniy Maksimovich knew Abkhazia very well, delicately grasping difficult problems of Transcaucasia. He was bound by respectful relations with the First President of the Republic of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzynba, who prior to his political career worked under the leadership of Evgeniy Primakov in the Institute of oriental studies of the Academy of Sciences of USSR».