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Medieval cathedral Bedia

Bedia cathedral is a 10th century medieval christian temple built by King Bagrat III (King of Abkhazia and Georgia) near Bedia village, Abkhazia.
North Caucasus

Raised By Hatred

By Oleg Panfilov, Professor, Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
05.20.2014 RFERL
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

For two months now I’ve been thinking whether I should write or should avoid scaring the Crimeans after all. 1,546 more words


Russia and Georgia: Where to Go Next?

On Friday, Georgia signed its Association Agreement with the EU. The event was favorably celebrated in Tbilisi and touted in the West as a “first step toward the EU.” 2,010 more words


Shakuran waterfall, Abkhazia

Shakuran waterfall – located in Gulripshi, Abkhazia.

North Caucasus

Social Survey Research in De Facto States After Crimea

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve a new home office, as a year long house extension project has come to an end. I will seek to renew my writing for this site, though I’m conscious that time spent writing here and on Twitter is time away from R&R, reading and writing, not to mention, most importantly, my family. 500 more words

Current Affairs

Abkhazia Is Yet Another Country that Doesn't Exist

Sukhumi, Abkhazia, 2013. Only a few people have access to the military parade and get the chance to see the event up close.

In the fall of 2013, I traveled to the Republic of Abkhazia to experience first-hand the festivities surrounding the 20th anniversary of their victory against the Georgian army—the event that gave birth to the country in its current form. 1,195 more words