Caucasian Knot -- In January, the website “Mashable.com” published, in the article "Peoples of the Russian Empire", some photos from the stock of the library of the US Congress, including a portrait of an "Afro-Abkhazian" – a man in a beshmet and a fur hat with a naked dagger, having Negroid facial features. According to the article, these photos are from the collection of the American writer and traveller George Kennan, made in the 1870-1880s.
SUKHUM -- On December 22 the Abkhazian State Philharmonic of R. Gumba holds an evening dedicated to the final presentation of the project "Highland Abkhazia / Seasons", called "Country of the secret spirit of nature".
As fund manager of the "Highland Abkhazia" Tengiz Tarba told "Apsnypress", for the first time the evening will present a documentary feature film "Mountain Abkhazia / Winter" about winter expeditions of the project.
What do you see when hear Abkhazia? Mines? Barbed wire? Buildings with bullet holes? Encompassing gray? The war ended that only few years ago. And certainly Abkhazia does not seem to be a good place for a trip with your child? In our last post we drew a little dark picture of Abkhazia, today we will try to show you its other face. We found it to be a beautiful land right where Caucasus mountains meet the Black Sea. It’s sunny, interesting and really friendly even for the youngest travellers because full of friendly and outgoing people.
SUKHUM -- On 28 March, AQUAFON workers participated in a big clean-up organised by members of Facebook’s social-network group entitled "I want to live in a clean city." More than 70 employees of the Company engaged in a clean-up of the area of the Funicular. As a result of the work done, the central staircase of the Funicular and the square of the upper fountain were tidied up, the lower fountain was painted, and in the area adjacent to it benches and urns were installed.