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Abkhazian fighters sit in a hallway. September, 1993.

Collection of articles and memoirs about the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia in 1992–1993

10 May, 2022

Сборник статей и воспоминаний об Отечественной Войне Народа Абхазии 1992–1993 годовCollection of articles and memoirs about the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia in 1992–1993Compiled by R. E. AdzhindzhalYear: 2017Place...

Kronolojik Abhazya Tarihi - Kitap

Kronolojik Abhazya Tarihi (Chronological History of Abkhazia), by Timur Achugba

06 May, 2022

Kronolojik Abhazya Tarihi (Chronological History of Abkhazia)Author: Prof. Timur AchugbaTranslator: Oktay ChkotuaYear: 2015 Publisher: Yeni Anadolu YayıncılıkPlace of Publication: İstanbulNumber of pages: 152Language: Turkish

Eduard Shevardnadze (left) and Vladislav Ardzinba

It's necessary to find a way out! (Letter of 37 | 1997)

30 April, 2022

First published in the newspaper “Akhali Taoba” dated 12 August 1997 (in Georgian); over following days, the letter was published in a number of other Georgian newspapers and magazines, as...

Liana Kvarchelia - Abkhazia

Liana Kvarchelia: “For Freedom House the level of freedom is important”

25 April, 2022

Ekho Kavkaza -- The American non-governmental human rights organisation Freedom House in the annual rating "Freedom in the World" has been consistently classifying Georgia and Abkhazia as "partially free", and...

Tiflis Bulletin is a literary and political newspaper.

Who should be settled in Abkhazia? By Jakob Gogebashvili (1877)

24 April, 2022

This article by the famous Georgian publicist Jakob Gogebashvili was published in the newspaper "Tiflis Vestnik [Тифлисский вестник]" No. 209, 210, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249) September-November 1877. The...

Little Prince, theatre in Abkhaz

The Little Prince premiered at the Drama Theatre

16 April, 2022

The Abkhazian Drama Theatre named after Samson Chanba staged the premiere of "The Little Prince".  The fairy tale-parable of Antoine de Saint-Exupery "The Little Prince" is loved by readers of all...

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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...

Musa Shanibov

Obituary | A Hero of His Times: Yuri/Musa Shanibov, 1936-2020, by Georgi Derluguian

28 April, 2020

Yuri Magomedovich Shanibov lived a rich (Soviet) biography that fully reflected the changing historical epochs. Back in 1997 the world-famous French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu felt so intrigued by the photo of the distinguished-looking Shanibov, always in his Caucasian sheepskin papakha hat —...

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’...

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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