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Wednesday, September 18
Russia transfers one billion rubles to de facto authorities of occupied Abkhazia

Russia has transferred one billion rubles to the de facto authorities of Abkhazia. According to Russian media, part of the money will be spent on pensions and salaries, while 500 million rubles will be used to strengthen the banking system. The so-called Russian Ambassador to occupied Abkhazia Alexei Dvinianin talked about this few days ago.

According to him, Russia invested 1.7 billion rubles this year for socio-economic assistance program to Abkhazia. As he noted, the program is being implemented successfully.

As Dvinianin said at press conference, in 2017-2019, Russia has transferred up to 6 billion rubles to the de facto government.

Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler wins bronze medal at World Wrestling Championship

Iakob Kajaia, a Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler, won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan.

Kajaia competed in the men's Greco-Roman 130 kg event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sergey Semenov. He is a European bronze medalist.

Kajaia defeated his rival from Germany and also won the Olympic ticket by being enlisted in the top-6 wrestlers.

The 2019 World Wrestling Championships will be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from 14 September to 22 September.
(Prepared by Messenger staff)