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#2008 August War

Strasbourg court rules Russia has ‘effective control’ over Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that following the 2008 August War, Russia has exercised ‘effective control’ over the two territories.

Strasbourg court rules Russia has ‘effective control’ over Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that following the 2008 August War, Russia has exercised ‘effective control’ over the two territories.

Opinion | It’s time for Georgia to challenge its narrative of the August War

Over a decade after the August War, Georgia’s government and society need to reexamine how we look at these conflicts.

Opinion | It’s time for Georgia to challenge its narrative of the August War

By Maia Nukri Tabidze

Over a decade after the August War, Georgia’s government and society need to reexamine how we look at these conflicts.

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is nothing worse than war’

‘When they started setting houses on fire, and burned down my cousins’ houses, we were forced to run away. We were afraid that they would burn us all. So we ran.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is nothing worse than war’

‘When they started setting houses on fire, and burned down my cousins’ houses, we were forced to run away. We were afraid that they would burn us all. So we ran.’

New ‘borderisation’ in South Ossetia cuts off property of two Georgian families 

Russian border guards began setting up new fences in the village of Gugutiantkari on 7 August.

New ‘borderisation’ in South Ossetia cuts off property of two Georgian families 

Russian border guards began setting up new fences in the village of Gugutiantkari on 7 August.

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘I am not convinced, even now, that everything is over’

‘My Soviet childhood was very happy. I thought that my whole life would be like a fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended abruptly.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘I am not convinced, even now, that everything is over’

‘My Soviet childhood was very happy. I thought that my whole life would be like a fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended abruptly.’

Cautious optimism: Abkhazia’s Russian recognition ten years on

Abkhazia moves forward ten years after Russian recognition, but struggles to forget the past.

Cautious optimism: Abkhazia’s Russian recognition ten years on

By Neil Hauer

Abkhazia moves forward ten years after Russian recognition, but struggles to forget the past.

Backlash against Georgian wrestlers follows month of ‘Russia controversies’

The backlash follows controversies in restaurant chain Machakhela, nightclub Bassiani, and with news site Radio Tavisupleba.

Backlash against Georgian wrestlers follows month of ‘Russia controversies’

The backlash follows controversies in restaurant chain Machakhela, nightclub Bassiani, and with news site Radio Tavisupleba.

Georgians and Ossetians mark 10th anniversary of August War

Georgian presidential candidate Salome Zurabishvili called the war ‘recklessness, the obsessions of a deranged president, or confusing collusion’.

Georgians and Ossetians mark 10th anniversary of August War

Georgian presidential candidate Salome Zurabishvili called the war ‘recklessness, the obsessions of a deranged president, or confusing collusion’.

Opinion | Georgia should shake up its conflict policy, and recognise the Abkhazians and Ossetians as sides

Even after 25 years, it’s clear that none of the parties in the conflicts (not one, but three conflicts) on Georgia’s territory have been able to reach their goals.

Opinion | Georgia should shake up its conflict policy, and recognise the Abkhazians and Ossetians as sides

By Paata Zakareishvili

Even after 25 years, it’s clear that none of the parties in the conflicts (not one, but three conflicts) on Georgia’s territory have been able to reach their goals.

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is no alternative to peace’

‘The cost of conflict is enormous. The most precious part of what I had — the best period of my life — my young age was claimed by this conflict. This is going to haunt me all my life.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is no alternative to peace’

‘The cost of conflict is enormous. The most precious part of what I had — the best period of my life — my young age was claimed by this conflict. This is going to haunt me all my life.’

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