On the Passing of Sergey Bagapsh, the President of Abkhazia

On the Passing of Sergey Bagapsh, the President of Abkhazia:

We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of the second president of the Republic of Abkhazia, Sergey Bagapsh, today in a Moscow hospital where he was recovering from the lung operation he had undergone last week.

After the founding-leader of modern Abkhazia, Vladislav Ardzinba, left the office in 2005 Bagapsh has won two consecutive elections in these rather important formative years of Abkhazian statehood. His adherence to democratic principles and the rule of law, a quality that is rarely found in the political leaders of the Caucasus region in the post-Soviet era, has gained him respect and admiration of his people and political observers alike.  We are hopeful that the next president of Abkhazia will be mindful of this most important tenet of Bagapsh’s political legacy.

CircassianWorld offers its sincere condolences to the immediate family of the late president, Abkhazian nation and the people of Abkhazia.