In olden days, the Abkhazians prepared ajika on a special stone: large, flat, and of quadrangular or round shape. The stone is called ahaqj’a (the mortar), and all ingredients are ground to a mass of plasticine-like consistency with another oblong stone called apkhnyga (the pestle).
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia issued the 10th anniversary catalog of enterprises Abkhazia. The entrepreneurs and deputies, state officials and representatives of the general public and journalists were invited to the presentation of the catalog.
Immediately after the Caucasian War (21 May 1864), in June 1864 the independent princedom of Abkhazia was abolished, and the sovereign prince Mikhail Shervashidze (Chachba) was subjected to political repression; in 1866, he died in exile in Voronezh.