Special Representative of the Prime Minister for Relations with Russia
Zurab Abashidze

Education

1973 - Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages

Professional Experience

1974-1978 - First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1978-1980 - Attaché of the Soviet Consulate in Bombay;

1980-1984 - Head of the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;

1984-1988 - Adviser to the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Spain;

1993-2000 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Benelux countries and Head of the Georgian Mission to the European Union and NATO;

2000 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;

2000-2004 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Russian Federation;

2012 - Appointed Special Representative of the Prime Minister for Relations with Russia

Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Zurab Abashidze: Grigory Karasin noted regarding the so-called referendum to be held in Tskhinvali that Moscow is aware of Georgia's negative attitude and does not ignore it
According to Zurab Abashidze, the meeting between the Georgian-Russian expert groups was a private initiative and the Georgian state structures did not participate in it in any way
Peace Corps Volunteers are returning to Georgia - Interview with Rebecca Sharp, the Regional Director for Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia for the Peace Corps
Koka Katsitadze: The Reform was justified; we can confidently say that the Special Investigation Service has more capacity to ensure effective investigation