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​NATO drills in Georgia do not help bolstering intl, regional security - Sukhum (Abkhazia)

SUKHUM. Nov 20 (Interfax) – The Abkhaz Foreign Ministry views the conduct of the NATO-Georgia 2016 command and staff drills as a direct threat to security of this country. 326 more words


Dignity is a Small Price to Pay For a Story

Originally published at the great food, travel and culture site, Roads & Kingdoms.

Chacha in Gali

I was in Georgia’s breakaway territory of Abkhazia for a story about the language rights of the Georgian population. 847 more words

Welcome to the Hotel Galifornia

Welcome to Gali, where Georgians live in a state of apartheid. But at least the Russians fixed the road.

The grumbling drone of a bus’s diesel engine or the squeaky jerks of an old Lada cannot mask the strained, mournful disquiet south of Sukhumi towards the border, past the ruined shells of Georgian houses, occupied now by only a dense canopy of wild verdure. 1,198 more words

Russian Lower House Ratifies Agreement to Combine Forces With Abkhazia



   The Russian lower house of parliament adopted a bill ratifying an agreement to combine the Russian Armed Forces with those of Abkhazia, according to background documentation published Wednesday. 87 more words

Russian military base in Abkhazia has held more than 1,000 firing trainings by the end of the training year

Russian military base in Abkhazia has held more than 1,000 firing trainings this training year.

This number exceeds the results of last year by 10% because of increased number of surprise combat readiness inspections. 85 more words


Translation: Slava in Ukraine. Surkov's Hacked Correspondence (Part I) - Originally Published by The Insider

The following is a translation of an article by The Insider (@the_ins_ru). Commentary and notes from Impasse News are contained in blockquotes.

Yesterday, Ukrainian hackers published a full collection of correspondence from the inbox of Putin’s aide, Vladislav Surkov. 1,265 more words


Explainer: Viacheslav Chirikba resigns as Foreign Minister of Abkhazia

On 20 September, Viacheslav Chirikba announced his resignation as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia. Subsequent statements by him and President Raul Khajimba present diverging accounts of what happened. 863 more words