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Vladislav Ardzinba (1945-2010)

Vladislav Ardzinba: Collection of Works | Vol. 1-2-3

20 October, 2020

Vladislav Ardzinba: Collection of Works. Volume 1 | Ancient Asia Minor: History and CultureAuthor: Vladislav ArdzinbaЕditor: Anatoliy Vyatkin | Compilator: Viacheslav ChirikbaYear: 2015 Publisher: Abkhazian Academy of Science Abkhazian Institute for Research in...

The Caucasus at the end of the eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries.

From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus, by Arsène Saparov

13 October, 2020

From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus: The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno KarabakhAuthor: Arsène SaparovYear: 2014 Publisher: RoutledgePlace of Publication: UK and USANumber of pages: 217Language: English

Russian tourists enjoy summer holidays by Lake Ritsa in

Russians tourists spent almost 25 Million Dollars in Abkhazia in two months

12 October, 2020

SUKHUM -- “Holders of Russian cards made transactions to the tune of one billion 887 million roubles ($24m) in Abkhazia from August to September,” Beslan Baratelia, Chairman of the National...

Amina Anshba, Abkhazian tennis player.

Amina Anshba on immediate plans: all hope for the beginning of 2021

10 October, 2020

An interview-request found Abkhazian tennis player Amina Anshba in Moscow, where she continues to keep fit and train in anticipation of the resumption of international tournaments and the opening of...

Abkhazian State Philharmonic Hall

Songs of the ancestors: The "Raida" festival will be held at the State Philharmonic Hall

07 October, 2020

SUKHUM -- ‘The tenth festival of the folklore vocal ensembles of Abkhazia, "Raida", will be held on 9 October at the State Philharmonic Hall,’ Nuri Kvarchia, the Head of the Republican...

Abkhaz fighter operate a captured Georgian infantry fighting vehicle. (1992)

Changes on the Western Front: how Gagra was liberated

03 October, 2020

On 6 October 1992, during the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia, the people's militia and volunteers liberated the Gagra region from the troops of the State Council of...

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Park of Glory in Sukhum

Abkhazia Twenty Years On, Some Thoughts, by John Colarusso

03 May, 2013

Reflections on Abkhazia: [14 August] 1992-2012 The Republic of Abkhazia, factually an independent state with limited formal recognition, a client of Moscow, and unlikely ever to be a component of Georgia in any form, bears a mark upon it, “Made in...

History

Abkhazians who took part in the 1866 Lykhny uprising. Photo by D. I. Yermakov (1867)

Thirty years of "guilt" (1877-1907), by Stanislav Lakoba

14 March, 2013

Reflections on Abkhazia: [14 August] 1992-2012 Immediately after the Caucasian War (21 May 1864), in June 1864 the independent princedom of Abkhazia was abolished, and the sovereign prince Mikhail Shervashidze (Chachba) was subjected to political repression; in 1866, he died in...

Conflict

Old Parliament Building, Sukhum

Abkhazia: a problem of identity and ownership, by George B. Hewitt - Central Asian Survey

21 October, 2008

Abkhazia: a problem of identity and ownership  History and Documents Central Asian Survey, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 267–323, 1993 by George B. Hewitt The Abkhazians living in Turkey have preserved very well the customs, language and dances  carried  there  from  Abkhazia  by  their ...

Conflict

Eduard Shevardnadze (left) and Vladislav Ardzinba - Georgian - Abkhaz Conflict

Origins and Evolutions of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict, by Stephen D. Shenfield

15 October, 2008

In this paper* I trace the emergence and evolution of the Georgian—Abkhaz conflict up to the invasion of Abkhazia by Georgian forces on August 14, 1992. I try to pinpoint the most crucial events and causative factors, and to infer...

History

Lapinski: Abkhaz people are the last in the Caucasus who still put up resistance to the Muscovites

23 May, 2020

In June 1861, on the initiative of the Ubykhs, a 'mejlis' (parliament) was constituted not far from Sochi; it was known as 'The Great and Free Assembly'. The Ubykhs, the Circassian Shapsughs and Abadzekhs/Abzakhs, and the Abkhazian tribes of Ahchypsy...

Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus.

How nations united: Formation of the Confederation of Caucasian Peoples

28 February, 2020

Everyone who is somehow familiar with the history of the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia could not help but hear about the Assembly of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus, which was soon renamed the Confederation. This is no...

Abkhazia Resettlement Construction 1941

Resettlement to Abkhazia

14 February, 2020

After most of Abkhazia’s indigenous Abkhazians were expelled to Ottoman lands firstly at the end of the Great Caucasian War (1864) and then following the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78), their vacated lands immediately started to attract colonisation from such diverse incomers...

Abkhazians who took part in the 1866 Lykhny uprising. Photo by D. I. Yermakov (1867)

Thirty years of "guilt" (1877-1907), by Stanislav Lakoba

14 March, 2013

Reflections on Abkhazia: [14 August] 1992-2012 Immediately after the Caucasian War (21 May 1864), in June 1864 the independent princedom of Abkhazia was abolished, and the sovereign prince Mikhail Shervashidze (Chachba) was subjected to political repression; in 1866, he died in...

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Fenya Latsushba was born in 1913 in the village of Djgerda.

Outliving the Century: the story of a centenarian woman from Djgerda

20 May, 2020

In the village of Djgerda, on the periphery of civilization, where even the dirt road has long been overgrown with grass, lives centenarian Fenya Latsushba, who turned 107 a few days ago. It is impossible to listen to her story without...

Sebnem Marshan

House for an architect: how a repatriate, Shabnam Marshan, found herself in Abkhazia

27 April, 2020

Architect Şebnem (Shabnam) Marshan from Turkey decided to stay in Abkhazia forever after spending two weeks here. As for what made her return to her historical homeland and how the life of a repatriate in the ‘Land of the Soul’...

The Milky Falls. Abkhazia

Ritsa-Auadhara National Park, Abkhazia

23 March, 2020

The Ritsa National Park is located in the mountainous part of Abkhazia on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Range, between the Ghegha River and the Pshchitsa River. It was founded in 1996 on the basis of the Ritsa...

Ajika | Adjika Abkhazian Chilli hot paste

Pepper and Stone: how to 'produce' Abkhazian ajika

04 February, 2018

The secrets of the ancient method of preparing the Abkhazian national seasoning known as ajika [adjika or adzhika; Abkhaz: аџьыка] and the transformation of hot pepper and spices on stone into a unique, fragrant and piquant ‘masterpiece’ were revealed to a correspondent...

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