President Raul Khadzhimba congratulated famous social activist and veteran of the national movement of liberation of the Abkhazian nation Igor Marikhuba on his 70th birthday.
The congratulation, in particular, states:
“From the 1960s to the 1980s, you were participating in the main events related to the fight for the reestablishment of the state independence of the Republic of Abkhazia. You are one of 130 most famous representatives of Abkhazian social activism and intelligentsia, which in 1977 sent an important historic address to the political leadership of the USSR. In 1988, you were one of the founders of the National Forum of Abkhazia “Aidgilara” and you were one of its leaders.
In 2011, for your contribution to the socio-political life of the state, you earned the “Akhdz-Apsha” (Honour and Glory) Order, Third Class”.