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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF ABKHAZIA


Chirikba Vyacheslav

Chirikba Viacheslav

Minister

Contact information:

Adress: 384900 Lakoba street 21, Sukhum

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

E-mail: aministr@mfaapsny.org


Chirikba Vyacheslav

Abkhaz politician. Since October 11, 2011 –Minister of Foreign Affairs of the the Republic of Abkhazia.

Biography and Career

Born on March 17, 1959; Gagra, Abkhazia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia

Doctor of Philology, Professor

Member of the Abkhaz Academy of Sciences

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia

Married, has three sons

Education

1982 – 1986 Postgraduate Student of the Institute of Linguistics, USSR Academy of Sciences

Candidate’s Dissertation “System of Whistling and Hissing Sounds in Abkhazo-Adyghean Languages”.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. M.A. Kumakhov

1977 – 1982 Student of Foreign Languages Department, V.N.Karazin Kharkov State University

Diploma Work “Literary Paradox in the Works of B. Shaw, O. Wilde and W. Shakespeare”.

Supervisor: I.V. Gavrilchenko

1966 – 1976 Abkhaz Secondary School №5, Gagra

Professional Biography

2011 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia

2007 – Deputy Head of Political Science and Conflictology Department at D.I. Gulia Abkhaz Institute of Humanitarian Studies.

Head of the Department of Geopolitics at the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Abkhazia

Leading Research Fellow at the Department of Caucasian Languages of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2007 – 2008 Foreign Policy Adviser of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia

2005 – 2006 Lecturer of Caucasian Languages, Department of Assyriology of Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.

2000 – 2004 Manager of Postdoctoral Research Project «Grammar of Sadz Dialect of the Abkhaz Language», Lecturer of Caucasian Languages at the Institute for Descriptive and Comparative Linguistics of Leiden University, Netherlands.

1996 – 1997 Invited Researcher at the Institute of International Relations “Clingendael”, Hague, Netherlands. Research Issue: “Abkhaz-Georgian Conflict”.

1991 – 1996 Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Descriptive and Comparative Linguistics of Leiden University, Netherlands. In 1996 he defended doctoral thesis “Common West Caucasian. The Reconstruction of its Phonological System and Parts of its Lexicon and Morphology”. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. F. Cortland, Dr. R. Smeets.

1986 – 1991 Research Fellow at the Department of Caucasian Languages of the Institute of Linguistics, USSR Academy of Sciences

Membership in International Organizations

Member of European Society of Caucasus Researchers (SCE).

Member of the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory (ASLIP)

Social and Political Activity.

Head of Delegation of the Republic of Abkhazia at the International Geneva Discussions.

Member of the Abkhaz Delegation at the Georgian-Abkhaz Negotiations under the UN Aegis in Geneva.v Chairman of the Committee on the Implementation of the State Program of the Abkhaz Language Development.

Founder and Chairman of Humanitarian Fund “International Centre for Information and Documentation about Abkhazia”.

2008 – Head of Delegation of the Republic of Abkhazia at the International Geneva Discussions.

2005 – Member of the Executive Board of Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) (Hague, Netherlands).

1998 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia to the Countries of Western Europe.

1998 – 2001 Editor of Electronic "Abkhaz Bulletin" (Hague,Netherlands).

1994 – 1995 Publisher and Co-editor of “Caucasian Review” Journal (Leiden, Netherlands).

1993 – 1998 Authorized Representative of the Republic of Abkhazia to the Countries of Western Europe.

1993 – 1994 Member of the Abkhaz Delegation at the Georgian-Abkhaz Negotiations under the UN Aegis in Geneva.

1989 – 1990 Editor of “Alashara” Newspaper of the Abkhaz Society “Nartaa” (Moscow).

Main Linguistic Publications

Aspects of Phonological Typology. Moscow: Nauka, 1991, 143 p.

Common West Caucasian. The Reconstruction of its Phonological System and Parts of its Lexicon and Morphology Leiden: CNWS Publications, 1996, 452 pp.

A Dictionary of Common Abkhaz. Leiden, 1996, 126 pp.

Abkhaz – Languages of the World/Materials 119. Muenchen: Lincom Europa, 2003, 92 pp.

Development of the Abkhaz Language within Polyethnic Society: Challenges and Prospects. Sukhum, 2009, 53 p.

Teaching

2010 – Lecturer at the Department of History and Theory of International Relations, Abkhaz State University

Course: Abkhazia in the Modern World (Geopolitics)

2007 – Lecturer at the Department of the Abkhaz Language, Abkhaz State University

Course: Introduction to the Caucasian Linguistics; Grammar of the Ubykh Language

2005 – 2006 Lecturer of Caucasian Languages, Department of Assyriology of Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.

Course: Abkhaz Grammar

2000 – 2004 Lecturer of Caucasian Languages, Institute for Descriptive and Comparative Linguistics at Leiden University, Netherlands.

Course: Introduction to the Caucasian Linguistics; Abkhaz Grammar; Georgian Grammar. Vice Ministers