George Hewitt is Professor of Caucasian Languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He also holds the special title of honorary consul to Abkhazia in the UK. As an academic and one of Europe’s leading experts on Abkhazia Professor Hewitt holds a unique perspective on the unrecognized state, making him one…
The de facto government of the breakaway region of Abkhazia have announced plans to close all-but-one of the official checkpoints between Abkhazia and Georgia.
Speaking to press earlier this week Georgia’s State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, Paata Zakareishvili, said that his government should not underestimate the possibility of Abkhazia joining the Federation of Russia.
The President of Abkhazia, Raul Khadjimba, has this week welcomed a group of delegates from the Nagorno-Karabakh republic that includes Chairman of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan.
The European Union and Georgia have both declared this weekends presidential elections in the breakaway region of Abkhazia as illegal.
The breakaway region of Abkhazia have announced opposition leader Raul Khadjimba as the new president of the unrecognised republic.
With the Abkhazian presidential elections quickly approaching the eyes of the world are turned to the tiny corner of the Caucasus eager for news of who will be the next leader of the disputed region. With observers from 23 countries gathering to monitor elections and increasing tensions being seen across the region Abkhazia’s elections are…