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Marianna Kotova

Marianna is a journalist from Abkhazia with 12 years of experience.

Abkhazian hunger striker gets presidential promise of lower petrol prices

Jansuh Adleiba was on hunger strike for three weeks.

Abkhazian TikToker charged with treason

Daur Buava is alleged to have campaigned for ‘the annexation of Abkhazia to Georgia’ on social media. 

Abkhazia goes all-in for tourism in 2022

Many fear that the current tourism infrastructure might buckle under the strain of what promises to be a record-breaking year.

Abkhazia slams ‘provocations’ from Georgia and Ukraine

In a press conference with Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Inal Ardzinba accused Georgia of waging a ‘hybrid information war’.

Abkhazia to ban all initiatives that include meetings between Georgians and Abkhazians

‘On the territory of Abkhazia, it is permissible to implement only humanitarian projects’, said Abkhazian Foreign Minister Inal Ardzinba.

Criminal investigations follow Abkhazia protest violence

Another protest action in Abkhazia ended with the opposition's demands for constitutional reforms. 

Scandal in Abkhazia over rainbow flag in school

International Day for Tolerance ended with a scandal in Abkhazia over the use of the rainbow flag in a lesson. 

Abkhazian President proposes legalising sale of real estate to Russians

In recent remarks, Aslan Bzhania said that allowing Russians to buy residential property can bring economic benefits to Abkhazia.

Abkhazian veterans defy COVID-ban to hold protest near presidential palace

Around 300 Abkhazian veterans and opposition supporters gathered following the reappointment of embattled Interior Minister Dmitry Dbar.

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications.