Stanislav Lakoba, Professor in Archeology, Ethnology and History at the Abkhazian State University. Stanislav Lakoba was born on 23 February 1953 in Sukhum. He graduated from the History faculty of the Sukhum State Pedagogical Institute.
Lakoba was the author of the 1989 Lykhny declaration. During the 1992-1993 war with Georgia Lakoba was a member of the Abkhazian Supreme Soviet. From 1993 to 1994 he served as First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council and from 1994 to 1996 as the First Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Soviet.
From 2000 onwards Lakoba became first Acting Professor and then Professor in Archeology, Ethnology and History at the Abkhazian State University. From 2000 to 2004 he was a Visiting Professor at the Hokkaido University Center for Slavic Studies.