A prerequisite for the creation of television in Abkhazia were the political developments in the Republic 1977-1978,. Then a group of prominent public figures of the Abkhaz leadership of the country turned to a letter in which he expressed disagreement with the policies carried out by the Georgian leadership of absorption and dissolution of the Abkhaz people in Georgia's ethnic and cultural environment. At the direction of the CC plenum of the Party Regional Committee dissociated himself from the facts stated in the letter and condemned its authors. The indigenous population of the autonomous republic apprehended decisions of the plenum as a violation of the rights of the people, as an attempt to limit its national freedom and independence. In Abkhazia, a wave of rallies and demonstrations. In accordance with the political practice of those years in the atmosphere of silence acute social phenomena prices ¬ tral government emerging ethnic conflict have tried to shoot through the organizational and economic measures.