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Abkhazia president pays show visit with Assad

Russia appears to be trying to maximize gains from countries or entities it has strong influence with such as Abkhazia and Syria.
Abkhazian President Aslan Bzhania
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The recent visit of Abkhazian President Aslan Bzhania to Damascus and his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reflects Russia’s ambition to maximize the political gains of the countries that fall under its influence.

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