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Sergei Shamba elected chairman of United Abkhazia

At its sixth congress, held on 27 January, United Abkhazia elected as its chairman veteran politician Sergei Shamba.

Shamba, who was one of the Perestroika-era leaders of the National Forum Aidgylara, has been an independent political force since the 2004 presidential election. 416 more words


Tangerines (Mandariinid, Georgia/Estonia 2013)

Tangerines is a humanist drama with an anti-war discourse. The sizeable audience I watched it with at Square Chapel in Halifax certainly seemed to enjoy it and many were visibly moved by its story. 814 more words

East European Cinema

Teams Announced for ConIFA 2016 in Abkhazia

The 12 national teams that will take part at the World Football Cup of Unrecognised States in Abkhazia have been announced. The tournament begins on March 28 and all of the matches will take place at the ‘Dinamo’ Stadium in Sukhumi. 44 more words


Ukraine conflict reaches the Caucasus

Broken columns, damaged balustrades, fallen statues and faded mosaics are everywhere — proof that Abkhazia was once part of a great empire. Only the empire in question is not Greek or Roman, but a Soviet one. 42 more words