On September 28, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba signed a Decree “On awarding the Honorary title ‘Honoured Doctor of the Republic of Abkhazia’”.
The Decree states, in particular:
“For achievements in the field of public health and many years of conscientious work, to confer the honorary title ‘Honoured Doctor of the Republic of Abkhazia’ to:
Sergey Verhushkin - an anesthesiologist and resuscitator of the State institution of the Ministry of Health ‘Republican Hospital’;
Raisa Peshkova - cardiologist at the Sukhum city polyclinic No. 1 of the Health Department of the Administration of the city of Sukhum”.