Davit Gareji monastery complex
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Monastery on Azerbaijan and Georgia border sparks tension

Tensions have been rising over the demarcation between Georgia and Azerbaijan's border, after part of a monastery was closed off by Azeri border guards.

The Davit Gareji monastery lies on the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia, but the two ex-Soviet countries both claim it lies within their territory.

BBC Russian's Nina Akhmetelli reports.

Footage provided by BBC Azeri's Khanim Javadova

  • 28 May 2012