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Belgrade meeting explores issues related to Georgia

On February 12th, Dennis Sammut participated in a meeting that the International Peace Institute, with the support of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, held in Belgrade to explore new approaches to improving relations between Georgia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 384 more words

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Tangerines or the Children of Death

Abkhazia is, I suspect, a name most Europeans half remember half forget: a breakaway region of Georgia that has been effectively annexed by Russia (despite an internationally spurious declaration of independence) with the consent of a significant proportion of the local populations; it has for years been a favourite holiday destination for Russians from Moscow and St Petersburg who want to enjoy seaside and sun. 283 more words

Tangerines (2013 Georgian-Estonian film)

Tangerines (Georgian: მანდარინები; Estonian: Mandariinid; Russian: Мандарины) is a 2013 film co-produced in Georgia and Estonia. Directed by Zaza Urushadze, the film deals with the… 1,915 more words


Putin Is Taking Control Of The East Black Sea

Throughout the Russia-Ukraine conflict, I’ve referred to the “Georgia precedent”: the idea that Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 showed Vladimir Putin how much he could get away with in terms of violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries. 808 more words


History of Christianity in Abkhazia

Church of the New Athos (Novii Afon) Monastery in Abkhazia

Christianity arrived in Abkhazia in the 1st century together with the first Christian missionaries, apostles Andrew the First-Called and Simon the Zealot, who arrived here through Cappadocia and the coastal town of Trabzon. 1,694 more words


Christianity in Abkhazia - A Story of Growth and Decline

New Athos (Novii Afon) Monastery, Abkhazia

During my 15 years of work for World Vision I had the opportunity to visit three times (2010, 2012, 213) … 442 more words