On May 1, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba participated in commemorative events in Gudauta, which were dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding statesman, head of Soviet Abkhazia from 1922 to 1936 Nestor Lakoba.
The Head of State commented on the role of Nestor Lakoba in the history of Abkhazia.
“There are examples of outstanding leaders in our history. Nestor Lakoba is one of them. His ceaseless struggle was dedicated to the independence of the people of Abkhazia and the freedom of the Homeland. In difficult times, such state and social activists as Nestor Lakoba succeeded in uniting the people and leading them forward under the banner of independence.
We have to assess objectively and thoroughly the path that we have travelled and the tragic events connected to it. It is necessary to study deeper the work of outstanding Abkhazian politicians of that period and also the difficult trials that the intellectuals had to go through during the Stalinist regime, such as the consequences of mass repressions.
Without examining the historical truth from all sides, it is impossible to discuss the future prospects of development.
I think that it is right to hold academic conferences with participation of our famous academics, which are dedicated to Nestor Lakoba and Efrem Eshba and their fight for the interests of the Homeland”, - the Head of State remarked, in particular.