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Feature - The New Abkhazians
Thomas Dworzak
Since 2012 approximately 500 Syrian refugee families have left their war-torn homeland to settle in the partially-recognized Caucasian Republic of Abkhazia. While many nations were closing their borders to the waves of refugees, the Abkhaz government was happy to receive the newcomers, among whom were descendants of Abkhazia’s native Circassian people.
With Russia’s support, Abkhazia successfully gained independence from Georgia at the conclusion of the 1992-1993 war. Ethnic cleansing resulted in the deaths of 13,000-20,000 and displacement of 200,000-250,000 Georgians who had lived in Abkhazia....

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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Train station....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Destroyed former...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. 1992/93 war destruction....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Traffic police....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Flags commemorating...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Repatriates.
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. African migrants....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Arabic graffity...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. National Museum....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Fashion store....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Beach promenade....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, 2018/09. Monument commemorating...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras training...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Beach promenade....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Cafe/bar “Pina...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Beach promenade....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa.
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. English conversation...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. English conversation...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. View above Sukumi....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriate...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Writer Abu Mazen...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriate...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa's father...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa's father...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa's father...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa's father...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriates...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriates...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriates...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Alaa.
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Fake Eiffel Tower....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Syrian repatriate...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras at home...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras video talking...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras ( and Alaa)...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras ( and Alaa)...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras driving....
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras. House destroyed...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras training...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras training...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Feras training...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Circassian decoration...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Russian military...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, 2018/09. Monument commemorating...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Russian military...
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GEORGIA, Abkhazia/Abkhazeti, Sukhumi, 2018/09. Promenade.
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