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The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

By Mzisa Khmaladze

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

In Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti, war and coronavirus have overshadowed the election 

With the outbreak of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, parties stopped election campaigns in the region in southern Georgia.

In Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti, war and coronavirus have overshadowed the election 

By Amaliya Babayan

With the outbreak of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, parties stopped election campaigns in the region in southern Georgia.

Armenian journalists denied entry into Georgia

Three journalists from Epress were denied entry into Georgia because ‘the situation has changed’.

Armenian journalists denied entry into Georgia

Three journalists from Epress were denied entry into Georgia because ‘the situation has changed’.

Catholic icons and prayer books burned in southern Georgia prayer house

The incident occured in a small Orthodox prayer house which is shared with Catholics, in the village of Vale in Samktskhe-Javakheti.

Catholic icons and prayer books burned in southern Georgia prayer house

The incident occured in a small Orthodox prayer house which is shared with Catholics, in the village of Vale in Samktskhe-Javakheti.

Everything was over when the war began

Jnews spoke with Armenians who fled from Abkhazia living in Southern Georgia’s Samtskhe–Javakheti Region, about their experiences of the war.

Everything was over when the war began

By Jnews

Jnews spoke with Armenians who fled from Abkhazia living in Southern Georgia’s Samtskhe–Javakheti Region, about their experiences of the war.

Voice from Meskheti | ‘Whether in rain or thunderstorms, we pray outside’

Seventy-year-old Grisha Beridze tells of a dispute between Muslims and Christians in southwest Georgia over a building both sides claim as their own.

Voice from Meskheti | ‘Whether in rain or thunderstorms, we pray outside’

Seventy-year-old Grisha Beridze tells of a dispute between Muslims and Christians in southwest Georgia over a building both sides claim as their own.