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Confusion in Abkhazia as foreign minister ‘resigns’ and returns

The incident, which took place on Monday night, has prompted speculation regarding potential motives for the supposed resignation. 

Confusion in Abkhazia as foreign minister ‘resigns’ and returns

The incident, which took place on Monday night, has prompted speculation regarding potential motives for the supposed resignation. 

Outrage in Abkhazia after Medvedev suggests annexation to Russia

The former Russian president said Russia could annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia ‘if there are good reasons’.

Outrage in Abkhazia after Medvedev suggests annexation to Russia

The former Russian president said Russia could annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia ‘if there are good reasons’.

Abkhazians block prime minister’s convoy to demand road repairs

Residents of a village in Abkhazia have blocked the Prime Minister’s convoy in protest against a long-running lack of repairs to the village’s main road.

Abkhazians block prime minister’s convoy to demand road repairs

Residents of a village in Abkhazia have blocked the Prime Minister’s convoy in protest against a long-running lack of repairs to the village’s main road.

Sochi cruise liner causes stir in Batumi

Footage of Russian tourists taunting protesters and defending Russian policy in Georgia led to anger in Georgia.

Sochi cruise liner causes stir in Batumi

Footage of Russian tourists taunting protesters and defending Russian policy in Georgia led to anger in Georgia.

Abkhazia approves private Russian investor to fund reconstruction of Sukhumi airport

Abkhazian MPs have voted to ratify an agreement between Russia and Abkhazia allowing a private Russian investor to fund the reconstruction of the Sukhumi (Sukhum) international airport.

Abkhazia approves private Russian investor to fund reconstruction of Sukhumi airport

Abkhazian MPs have voted to ratify an agreement between Russia and Abkhazia allowing a private Russian investor to fund the reconstruction of the Sukhumi (Sukhum) international airport.

Floods cause power cuts and transport chaos in Abkhazia

Severe flooding has caused widespread devastation in western Abkhazia, after heavy rains over the weekend.

Floods cause power cuts and transport chaos in Abkhazia

Severe flooding has caused widespread devastation in western Abkhazia, after heavy rains over the weekend.

Abkhazian Interior Minister orders police to stop extorting tourists

The announcement marks the latest in an ongoing drive to stop traffic police taking bribes from tourists.

Abkhazian Interior Minister orders police to stop extorting tourists

The announcement marks the latest in an ongoing drive to stop traffic police taking bribes from tourists.

Sukhumi Mayor takes City Assembly to court over construction laws

Activists fear that the case could allow for unconstrained construction in Sukhumi’s historic centre, and indirectly make it easier for Russians to gain Abkhazian citizenship.

Sukhumi Mayor takes City Assembly to court over construction laws

Activists fear that the case could allow for unconstrained construction in Sukhumi’s historic centre, and indirectly make it easier for Russians to gain Abkhazian citizenship.

Abkhazia increases fines for ‘inappropriate’ dress 

This includes wearing bathing suits on the streets, toplessness for both men and women, or public nudity.

Abkhazia increases fines for ‘inappropriate’ dress 

This includes wearing bathing suits on the streets, toplessness for both men and women, or public nudity.

Abkhazian government and opposition criticise Georgian President’s EU speech

Georgia’s president’s expression of support for Abkhazia’s anti-government protest on Tuesday was rebuffed by the protesting groups.

Abkhazian government and opposition criticise Georgian President’s EU speech

Georgia’s president’s expression of support for Abkhazia’s anti-government protest on Tuesday was rebuffed by the protesting groups.