The President of the Republic of Abkhazia (as of 25th of September 2014).
Born March 21, 1958 in Tkvarchal Abkhaz ASSR in Abkhazian family.
In 1975 graduated Tkvarchal high school № 5.
1975-1976 - After graduation worked in Tkvarchal regional power station
1976-1978 - military service in Soviet army in air defense team. After service in the army, worked in Tkvarchal city committee of Komsomol.
1979 – entered historical-law department of Abkhazian State Univeristy (ASU). In 1984 after graduation started working as a legal adviser in Sukhum chemical factory.
1985-1986 – internship in Higher School of the KGB of USSR (Minsk).
1986-august 1992 – worked in Tkvarchal department of the KGB of USSR in the rank of the commander.
August 1992 – October 1993 – during the Patriotic war of the people of Abkhazia was the head of the intelligence service and counterintelligence service of the Eastern front. With the Decree of the President V.Ardzynba of June 30 1995 is awarded with Leon order for distinguished service.
1993-1995 – worked as a head of the State security service of the Republic of Abkhazia.
1996-1998 – head of the department of contraband control of the State customs committee of the Republic of Abkhazia.
1998-1999 – deputy chair of the State customs committee of the Republic of Abkhazia.
December 17, 1999 – 2001 – chair of the State security service, first Vice-premier of the Republic of Abkhazia.
2002- April 2003 – the Minister of defense, first Vice-premier of the Republic of Abkhazia.
April 2003- October 2004 – the Prime-minister of the Republic of Abkhazia.
January 2005 – May 2009 – Vice-president of the Republic of Abkhazia.
May 28, 2009 – at a time of an intense internal political situation handed in resignation.
May 12 2010 – leader of the opposition party “Forum of people’s unity of Abkhazia”.
April 3, 2012 – Member of the People’s Assembly – Parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia.
April 24, 2014 – on a valid early Presidential elections Raul Khadzhimba achieved victory on a first vote, winning 50, 57 % of electoral vote.
September 25, 2014 – officially took office as President of the Republic of Abkhazia.
On September 8, 2019 – won in the second term of the elections of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia.
On October 9, 2019 – officially took office as President of the Republic of Abkhazia.
January 12, 2020 – resigned to preserve peace and stability in the Republic of Abkhazia.
Married, father of two children (a son and a daughter).