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Reflections on Abkhazia

For more information on planning a trip to Abkhazia and making it across the border, check out this article.

Abkhazia is fiercely independent. It may seem an obvious and rather simplistic characterization, but the notion of independence in Abkhazia is fundamental to understanding day-to-day life in the breakaway region/republic. 621 more words


A Practical Guide to Visiting Abkhazia

Below is a fairly general walkthrough for planning a trip to the (mostly) unrecognized breakaway Republic of Abkhazia. For specifics on the route I took from Tbilisi to Sukhumi, check out this… 1,137 more words


Abkhaz leader rejects calls to resign

Less than 18 months after the forced ouster of Aleksandr Ankvab, de facto president of Georgia’s breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, a new confrontation is brewing between his successor, longtime opposition leader Raul Khajimba, and the opposition party Amtsakhara (Keep the Home Fires Burning) that supported him. 984 more words


Abkhazia Drifts into Russian Influence, Annoys Georgia

Seven years after the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia broke out over the autonomy of the breakaway republic of Abkhazia, the tiny de facto nation sits in a politically-favorable position for Russia. 450 more words