The congratulatory telegram, in particular, states:
“An outstanding writer and poet, profound philosopher and excellent psychologist, you have created invaluable works of art, which became classics of world literature.
By drawing inspiration from the life of your people, you have created a new universe – a fictional space of Abkhazian spirit – which is an endless source of your inspiration as a writer. You are appreciated for your keen sense of observation and brilliant style, characterised by an easily recognisable sense of intellectual irony, which is intrinsic to your writing.
You are very much loved and waited for in your native Abkhazia”.