Vangjush VĂ«llahu

Abkhazia after, Vangjush Vellahu
Abkhazia after, Vangjush Vellahu
Abkhazia after, Vangjush Vellahu

Abkhazia After, 2015-16


Abkhazia is a partially recognised state in the Caucasus region, located next to the black sea between Russia and Georgia and is a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zone. Abkhazia considers itself an independent state, called the Republic of Abkhazia but this status is recognised only by a few countries, including the external-patron state, Russia. Georgia and the majority of the world's governments theoretically consider Abkhazia a part of Georgia's territory, though Georgia does not control it. The status of Abkhazia is a central issue of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict and Georgian-Russian relations. The separation of Georgia from Soviet Union led to the 1992-93 war in Abkhazia which resulted in Georgian military defeat, de facto independence of Abkhazia and ethnic cleansing. A major part of the international community and Georgia itself considers Abkhazia to be occupied and controlled by Russia.



13 min 44 sec

HD-Video, Color, Sound, Aspect Ratio 16:9


Interview with: Astamur Kortava

Music: Akhura Ashva, Song of the wounded 2, Abkhaz Folk Songs 1956

Auasarhuga, Ethnographic choir of Abkhazian villagers, 1929-1938

Language: Audio English, Subtitles English

Locations: Sukhumi, Gagra, Gudauta, Ochamchire, Tkvarcheli, Gali district, Zugdidi (Abkhazia, Georgia)

Support: Ioana Mitrea