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Guram Odisharia (born 1951 in Sochumi) is a Georgian poet and writer. At various times he has been a correspondent for Abkhazian radio broadcasting, a reporter for the Abkhazian regional newspaper, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Ritsa and Director of the Abkhazia branch of Merani Publishing. Odisharia spent the entire Abkhaz–Georgian conflict period in Sukhumi, leaving his native city only on 27 September 1993, the day that Sukhumi fell. Since then he has been active in the field of conflictology and has regularly participated in Georgian-Abkhaz peace talks. In 2012, he became the Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, holding the post until 2014.