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Abkhazia: The tiny republic rich in hypotheticals

Abkhazia, a tiny republic on the shores of the Black Sea, is holding presidential elections on Sunday.

A self-proclaimed state, whose independence is recognised by a handful of countries, was the scene of a bloody war with Georgia in the early nineties.

It has been a thorn in the relations between Georgia and Russia ever since - culminating in Moscow accepting Abkhazia's statehood six years ago.

Oleg Boldyrev reports.

  • 23 Aug 2014
  • From the section Europe
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