President of Abkhazia speaks

Sergey Bagapsh, President of Abkhazia

1949 - Born in Sukhum
1972 - Serves in the Soviet army
1978 - Head, Information Centre, Central Committee, all-Soviet Lenin Communist Youth Union, Georgia
1980 - First secretary, regional committee, all-Soviet Lenin Communist Youth Union, Abkhazia
1982 - First secretary, Communist Party, region of Ochamchira
1997 - Prime minister, Republic of Abkhazia
2001 - General director, Chernomorenergo, Republic of Abkhazia
2005 - President of Abkhazia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his country now recognizes South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. Venezuela became the third member of the United Nations after Russia and Nicaragua to support the independence of these countries. Will the process of the recognition continue? And how is life in Abkhazia one year after the 2008 war in the Caucasus? We’ll be talking about it with the President of Abkhazia, Sergey Bagapsh.