Dear compatriots!

Congratulations on the Day of International recognition of the independence of Abkhazia!

On this day, seven years ago, August 26, 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed decrees recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In his statement, Dmitry Medvedev said: "Considering the freely expressed will of the Ossetian and Abkhaz peoples and being guided by the provisions of the UN Charter, the 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations among States, CSCE Helsinki Final Act of 1975 and other fundamental international instruments - I have signed decrees the recognition of independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia's independence