A program for the formation of a common social and economic space between Russia and Abkhazia was approved on the basis of harmonization of the legislation of Abkhazian and the Russian Federation. From the Russian side the Deputy Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin, and the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Dmitry Kozak, and from the Abkhaz side the de facto President, Aslan Bzhania, and the de facto Prime Minister, Aleksandr Ankvab, signed the program. The program is aimed at creating favourable conditions for the full participation of Abkhazia in the integration processes initiated or supported by Russia. Within the framework of the program, 45 events are planned with the time frame of 2-3 years. During this period, legislation should be harmonized in number of fields: economics, finance (budget and tax policy, foreign economic and banking activities, investment protection, customs law), energy, social sphere (medicine, education, social protection).