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Events dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the birth of Zhiuli Shartava were held in Senaki

Events dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the birth of Zhiuli Shartava, Georgian national hero were held in Senaki. Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and local Government of Senaki Municipality has laid a wreath at the sculpture of Zhiuli Shartava. Vakhtang Kolbaia addressed the audience and remembered episodes of heroism of Zhiuli Shartava and Senaki Zhiuli Shartava Museum. Students of Senaki Zhiuli Shartava Public School # 2 read the poems dedicated to the national hero.

Minister of Education and Culture of the A/R of Abkhazia, Manana Kvachakhia, Senaki Municipality Mayor Levan Kupreishvili, Head of the Representative Office of the A/R of Abkhazia in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Aleksandre Chikvaidze, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture of Abkhazia Jaba Jaiani, students of Abkhazian 7th Public School, Zhiuli Shartava's friends and classmates attended the event.

Jiuli Shartava was born on March 7, 1944 in Senaki. He graduated from Georgian Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of the Supreme Council of the Georgian SSR in the 1980s.  Since was 1992 - MP of the Parliament of the Republic of Georgia.

During the armed conflict in Abkhazia, in June 1993, by the order of the head of the Georgian state was appointed as the Chairman of Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and the Chairman of the Defense of Abkhazia. On September 27, 1993 he was directly head of the government's security operation, during was captured by the Abkhazian separatist group. On September 27, 1993 - was shot together with his comrades on the day of the fall of Sokhumi.

After the death Zhiuli Shartava was given the title of the national hero.

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