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Oleg Arshba

Oleg Arshba

Deputy Minister

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Adress: 384900 Lakoba street 21, Sukhum

Tel: + 7 (840) 226-70-69

E-mail: aonra@mfaapsny.org


Biography

Born on May 5, 1964, Tkuarchal, Abkhaz ASSR

After completing secondary education in his hometown in 1981, Oleg Arshba entered the Department of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology at the Abkhaz State University.

In 1984 Oleg Arshba was called up for military service in the Soviet Army. In 1986, after completion of the service, he continued his studies at University. Successfully graduated in 1988 and received a diploma in teaching, translating and reviewing.

In the same year he became an English teacher at secondary schools 1 and 4 in Tkuarchal. In 1989 he was elected full-time secretary of the Komsomol Committee at “Zaria” factory in Tkuarchal.

In 1990 he started working as the Head of Department at the OKB (Experimental Design Bureau) “Raduga” and worked there until the beginning of the war.

On the first day of the war, August 14, 1992, he joined the Tkuarchal Home Guard Unit as volunteer.

During the war he participated in all large-scale operations of the Eastern Front; in April –May he flew over the front line twice and in June-July he personally led operations on clearance of settlements and strategic heights for the operational tasks of the front.

Furthermore, during the war he successively held positions as a militia fighter, Staff Officer of the Tkuarchal Home Guard Unit, Deputy Head of the Operative Department of the Eastern Front of the Abkhaz defense and the Chief of Staff of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Regiment; Commander of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Regiment; Deputy Chief of Staff of the 3rd Regiment; Commander of the 3rd Regiment.

In 1994, based on a decision made by the Abkhaz leadership, he was transferred for further service from the Ministry of Defense to the State Security Service. During his service he held the following positions: Head of the Regional Department of the State Security Service; Deputy Chairman of the State Security Service, Head of the Regional Department; Deputy Chairman of the State Security Service, Head of the Border Unit.

In 2006, by the President’s Order, he was assigned to the Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia and appointed Head of the Intelligence Service under the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia; in 2008 was appointed Head of the Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defense; in 2011 was appointed as Deputy Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia

Participant of military campaigns in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2008; participant of the military operation in South Ossetia in 2002; was wounded twice.

In 2011 graduated from the General Academy of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia under the Abkhaz State University.

By the Order of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia was awarded “Leon OrderBy the Order of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia was awarded medal “For Protection of Peace in South Ossetia” YII N9 232 of 03.09.2002.

He was many times rewarded by the Minister of Defense, Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Abkhazia and was awarded medals of the Abkhaz Ministry of Defense:

«For Military Valour»

«For the Liberation of Kodor»

«For Peacekeeping in Abkhazia»

«For Companionship-in-arms»

«10 Years of Peacemaking Mission in Abkhazia»

«For Distinguished Service» Third Class

«For Distinguished Service» Second Class

«Defendant of the Fatherland» RF

«Peace Enforcement Operation in Georgia» RF

Also rewarded with breastplates:

Participant of the 1992-1992 Abkhaz Patriotic War; Participant of Military Operation on the Liberation of Kodor; Veteran of Military Service, High Officer of the Republic of Abkhazia.

Military ranks: Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Major General assigned by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia. Rewarded with a wristwatch by the President of the Republic of Ossetia. Rewarded with an engraved personal pistol by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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