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Aiaaira: National anthem of Abkhazia

Aiaaira (in Abkhaz: Victory) is the national anthem of the Republic of Abkhazia. The state anthem was adopted when Abkhazia declared independence in 1992. After Sergey Bagapsh was elected president, a draft law was issued “On the State Anthem of the Republic of Abkhazia” and passed on a third reading on October 24, 2007. The Abkhaz anthem is based on the opening motif and lyrics of the Abkhaz revolutionary-liberation song “Kyaraz” from the period when Abkhazia was occupied by troops of the Georgian Democratic Republic.

The lyrics were written by Gennady Alamia, and the music was written by Valera Chkadua.

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