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Mestumrishvili was detained on Friday in the village of Jariasheni, in Gori municipality, near the occupation line. ... Georgian citizens were illegally detained by Russia-controlled border guards last year at Tskhinvali occupation line and 52 others at the Georgia-occupied Abkhazia so-called boundary line.
The school closures are being considered as part of an 'optimization' plan for the public schools in Abkhazia. Officially, no decision has been made yet, but in light of the closure of Tagiloni school at the end of last year, locals fear the worst. “This means that Gali villages will face depopulation,” a school ...

This applies first and foremost to the village of Rukhi in the Zugdidi region which is near the administrative boundary line with Abkhazia. ... The neutral branding of products made in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which will only be labeled according to the city in which they were produced and the address of ...
Under the plan, residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be able to transport locally produced goods to Georgian-controlled territories, with 'status-neutral labelling'. 'It may be sufficient to include only the name of the producer, the name of the city/settlement (e.g. Sukhumi, Gagra, etc.) and/or address ...
Last year, the removal of a memorial in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock to those from Sukhumi who perished in the Georgia–Abkhazia war sparking outrage in Abkhazia. The memorial was removed at the request of the Georgian ambassador to the UK. East Ayrshire Council, of which Kilmarnock is a part, ...
Abkhazian authorities have announced they are introducing 'temporary restrictions on the import of agricultural products from Georgia into Abkhazia'. ... the stink bug was first detected in the region in the Russian city of Sochi, near Abkhazia's western border, no later than 2013, and 'thereafter it spread to ...

ZUGDIDI, DFWatch–A five hectare shopping mall in Rukhi, only meters from the administrative border line (ABL) with breakaway Abkhazia, is doing good ... For instance, electronic equipment is relatively expensive, while chandeliers and electric wire is cheaper,” a 35 year old resident of the village ...
A quarter of a century after the Abkhazian–Georgian war, the bodies of those killed are still being recovered. In the centre of Sukhum/i, ... made the first move. We worked on this issue for many years, going around to villages, removing black headscarves from women and replacing them with colourful ones.' ...
And that refusal angered relatives and the populations of villages located near the “border” with South Ossetia. Indeed, in late February, ... But now, Russia has apparently convinced Georgia to sign a “peace declaration” together with representatives of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Kommersant, March 20).
That was until the Abkhaz–Georgian conflict (which was an ethnic fight between the people of Abkhazia and Georgians that began in 1989). Since the war, the population has decreased to roughly 200 people who live in what is now considered a ghost town. Many of the cities look similar to Polyana ...
According to the resolution, the Government of Georgia should submit to Parliament the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili List, which will include Russian, de facto Abkhazian and Ossetian authorities, and individuals that participated in the kidnapping, torturing and murder of the two Georgian citizens. The list should ...
Georgia's parliament has adopted a resolution calling for those committing human rights violations in Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be punished. The resolution ... Otkhozoria, 32, was murdered in May 2016 at a checkpoint near the village of Khurcha by an Abkhazian border guard. Georgia has called for ...
As I note in today's Daily Vertical, in conjunction with Russia's military exercises in occupied Crimea, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, it appears to ... A court in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has sentenced a member of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir organization to eight years in prison on extremism charges.
On March 7, Tbilisi City Council building hosted an extraordinary exhibition of a 23-year-old artist from Abkhazia. The exhibition of the young Georgian artist was carried out by the Georgian Foundation, founded by Ioane Bagration-Mukhrani Prince of Georgia and his wife Kristine. The exposition displayed ...
On March 7, Tbilisi City Council building hosted an extraordinary exhibition of a 23-year-old artist from Abkhazia. The exhibition of the young Georgian artist was carried out by the Georgian Foundation, founded by Ioane Bagration-Mukhrani Prince of Georgia and his wife Kristine. The exposition displayed ...
Mikhail Panov, a Russian citizen, claims that he opened the SPS-Kavkaz plastic products factory in Lykhny village in the Gudauta region of Abkhazia in the summer of 2016. He says that his problems began almost immediately. Panov recorded a video message in which he describes the event and names ...
The eighty-year-old refugee from the village of Tamysh, in the Ochamchira District, died last winter, alone, in a small room in one of the abandoned buildings of a former college, ... In Akhalkalaki municipality, there are refugees living in Akhalkalaki and in the villages of Bavra, Chunchcha, Okami, Kulik.

The problem of homeless dogs in Abkhazia is a significant one – one that's being solved in a very simple manner: dogs are killed. They are being shot in the regions surrounding Sukhumi with guns, while in Sukhumi itself they are being euthanized via a deadly dart fired from an air gun. This, local ...
How can a pensioner earn such an amount?” a resident of the village Tagiloni told DFWatch. Adolescents over the age of 14 are have to get a residency permit. Locals fear that these demands sound like something of an ultimatum. Sokhumi separatist authorities started issuing Abkhaz passports using the ...
“We never liked the fact that the munitions depot was located in the village. I was always kind of expecting or waiting for it explode,” says Meri, a resident of Primorskoe village. A munitions warehouse exploded eight months ago in August 2017. Three people lost their lives and 64 were wounded. Twelve ...
One may think that there are no problems in the Georgian-Russian relations, but the sides have just agreed not to put the issues of Abkhazia and South ... it is Kazbegi region on the border with the Russian Federation, the area in the south of Inguri River – borders with Abkhazia and outskirts of Gori town ...
Georgia in the DNI report - There is a voters club for Putin's election in Abkhazia - Bibilov visits Russian MIA - Transnistria delegation in Abkhazia - Search for ... Russia's Network – Russian military base “a city within a city”: Chief of staff of the Russian 4th military base stationed in Tskhinvali Region/South ...
1 644 Abkhaz, S.Ossetians treated in Georgian hospitals - Putin signs Tskhinvali military agreement - Additional electoral precincts for Putin's election in ... Russia's Network – Tskhinvali-Vladivostok relations: Tskhinvali “foreign minister” Dmitry Medoev visited the city of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East ...
Denys, a social sciences researcher and audiovisual producer from France, and Daoud, an Afghani-Swiss photographer and filmmaker, received an unexpected and intriguing open call to enter the inaugural artist residency program at SKLAD Cultural Institute in the Abkhazian capital city of Sukhum on the ...
They forced Petrosyan and his companion into their car and took him to the village of Tsagera, where almost no one has lived since the end of the Abkhaz-Georgian war in the 1990s. There, they dropped off Petrosyan's companion, who turned out to be the director of the Ochamchire asphalt factory, and ...
Two kilometers from the border crossing into breakaway Abkhazia, the village of Rukhi seems like an unusual place to build a cutting-edge hospital. But for Tbilisi, humanitarian ... “For years, Abkhazians have gone to [Georgian cities] for healthcare, but this is more convenient.” Construction on the hospital ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–A World War II memorial in Abkhazia has been found to bear an inscription in the Georgian language; a rarity after a recent wave of cultural cleansing. DFWatch's reporter unexpectedly stumbled upon the memorial stone in Merkheuli, a village in the south of Abkhazia. It is dedicated to ...
We don't need them. We have survived 25 years without them.” A quarter of a century after the war, the capital of Abkhazia—the city the Abkhaz generally call “Sukhum” and the Georgians prefer to be called “Sukhumi”—finally looks like a normal town in the Caucasus, with bustling shops and traffic jams.
Russia has dropped a 'temporary embargo' on Abkhazian agricultural goods, just a week after it was announced. ... of Sciences, the stink bug was first detected in the region in the Russian city of Sochi, near Abkhazia's western border, no later than 2013, and 'thereafter it spread to Abkhazia and Georgia'.
One may think that there are no problems in the Georgian-Russian relations, but the sides have just agreed not to put the issues of Abkhazia and South ... it is Kazbegi region on the border with the Russian Federation, the area in the south of Inguri River – borders with Abkhazia and outskirts of Gori town ...
Georgia in the DNI report - There is a voters club for Putin's election in Abkhazia - Bibilov visits Russian MIA - Transnistria delegation in Abkhazia - Search for ... Russia's Network – Russian military base “a city within a city”: Chief of staff of the Russian 4th military base stationed in Tskhinvali Region/South ...
1 644 Abkhaz, S.Ossetians treated in Georgian hospitals - Putin signs Tskhinvali military agreement - Additional electoral precincts for Putin's election in ... Russia's Network – Tskhinvali-Vladivostok relations: Tskhinvali “foreign minister” Dmitry Medoev visited the city of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East ...
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced earlier today that mini cable car routes will be built, with a pilot project to be launched in Svaneti's Ushguli, Ushkhvanari, Mazeri and Etseri, upper Svaneti and Lentekhi districts. As the PM noted, the mini cable car routes that are already installed in ...
Two kilometers from the border crossing into breakaway Abkhazia, the village of Rukhi seems like an unusual place to build a cutting-edge hospital. But for Tbilisi, humanitarian ... “For years, Abkhazians have gone to [Georgian cities] for healthcare, but this is more convenient.” Construction on the hospital ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–A World War II memorial in Abkhazia has been found to bear an inscription in the Georgian language; a rarity after a recent wave of cultural cleansing. DFWatch's reporter unexpectedly stumbled upon the memorial stone in Merkheuli, a village in the south of Abkhazia. It is dedicated to ...
Konstantin Zatulin, member of the Russian Duma, addresses the Duma hearing on medical assistance to Abkhazia. ... Serbian speaker tries to patch up ties in Tbilisi - Abkhaz opposition would like to see Khajimba's back…while he tours villages to whip up support - Sokhumi, Tskhinvali reps in Nauru.
Opera singer Giorgi Todua, a Georgian with Russian citizenship, performed at a concert for the Georgian community of Gal in Abkhazia. The audience was astounded given that such ... He spent several of his childhood years in the town and then moved to St Petersburg. His father remained in Gal where he ...
Last year, it also became known that a new specialized customs point, subordinate to the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, would appear in the territory of Abkhazia. The Abkhazian customs point will be located in the city of Sukhum. The Ingur checkpoint is established at the border ...
Nine electoral polling stations are to be opened in South Ossetia; five of them in the town of Tskhinvali, and the other four – in the centers of Znauri, Java and Akhalgori districts and in village Dmenisi. Russia's Network – Sokhumi finalizes 2018 budget: Russian funds will comprise 57.75% of revenues in the ...
Sixteen polling stations will be opened in Abkhazia for the March 18 Russian presidential election, “Russian ambassador to Abkhazia” Semyon Grigoriev ... in South Ossetia; five of them in the town of Tskhinvali, and the other four – in the centers of Znauri, Java and Akhalgori districts and in village Dmenisi.
Giga Otkhozoria, 30, was killed by Abkhaz border guard officers in Khurcha village (a territory under Georgia's control), in the vicinity of the Georgian-Abkhaz administrative border, on 19 May 2016. Rashid Kanji-ogli, an Abkhaz border guard officer, shot Otkhozoria six times. His murder was captured by a ...
Hardly worth bothering about, you might think, but the small monument to the dead of Kilmarnock's former twin town of Sukhumi who were killed in the Abkhazian-Georgian conflict of 1992-93 is once more at the centre of an international barney that is causing headaches for diplomats here and in the ...
rimorskoye village has come into focus in Abkhazia in 2017, though in the most negative sense. Until recently, this .... Sometimes, when there were not enough staff available, Irakli Khintba himself would putting up theatre playbills around the city and sell tickets in the box office. It has already become a ...
De facto Foreign Minister of Georgia's breakaway region Abkhazia, Daur Kove, informs that a memorial stone dedicated to the victims of the 1992-1993 Abkhazian war in Scottish town of Kilmarnock, dismantled by the request of Georgian side in November, has been re-erected. Kove said on December 26 ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–Authorities in breakaway Abkhazia released a Georgian ex-soldier on Monday after serving seven years of a 20 year sentence. ... Lukava was detained in the village of Zemo Barghebi in Gali district in May, 2011 and sentenced to 20 years in prison,” Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, the State ...
The body of Mikheil Jincharadze who died in the fight in the town of Gagra, Abkhazia in 1992 was brought home 25 years after his death thanks to the efforts by the Georgian government and ... Jincharadze was a member of the Abkhaz Supreme Council and the head of the administration of Gagra city hall.
A similar agreement was reached with Abkhazia on August 8. Tbilisi also plans to compete for influence by opening a new clinic for 220 patients in the village of Rukhi, near the Abkhazian de facto border. The new deal is limited to South Ossetians with Russian citizenship, but the two sides promised a ...
Tbilisi representatives at the GID expressed their concern regarding “continuation of the process of integration of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions into the ... destruction of the homes of the Georgians in the ethnically cleansed village of Eredvi in Tskhinvali Region, and restriction of the Georgian-language ...
"Therefore, our Abkhazian counterparts said directly that discussions on refugees and internally displaced persons are possible only on an equal basis and ... attempts to dismantle the monument to Abkhaz fighters, who were killed in the 1992-1993 war, in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock at Tbilisi's request.
They forced Petrosyan and his companion into their car and took him to the village of Tsagera, where almost no one has lived since the end of the Abkhaz-Georgian war in the 1990s. There, they dropped off Petrosyan's companion, who turned out to be the director of the Ochamchire asphalt factory, and ...


 

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