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The statelet, which the world doesn't recognize, has retained its de facto independence from Georgia for years, thanks in large part to Russia's patronage. But many Abkhazians worry about being smothered.
Somaliland? Nagorno-Karabakh? Quebec? They're all fielding 'national teams' to compete in the CONIFA tournament. For host Abkhazia, it's a rare chance to shine.
Mikheil Saakashvili came to Ukraine to be Odessa's governor at President Poroshenko's request. But now he's picking a very public fight with PM Yatsenyuk.
The fledgling democracy on the fringe of Europe is still waiting for the EU to admit it – and are starting to doubt if the bloc ever will. That has some Georgians calling for a turn back to Moscow.
The close associate of Mikhail Gorbachev died today. He helped negotiate an end to the cold war and was later forced to step down as president of Georgia.
Putin's order for military exercises near Ukraine is sure to rattle nerves around Europe. But the Kremlin also appears hesitant to expand Russian Ukrainians' access to citizenship.
Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and antagonist of Vladimir Putin, told the Monitor that the streets of Kiev are a battleground between East and West.
Retiring President Mikhail Saakashvili, whose electoral successor was announced today, has long had a tense relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin.
Voters overwhelmingly elected Giorgi Margvelashvili of the ruling Georgian Dream party to lead the former Soviet republic. But tough issues await the pro-West nation.
Nearly a decade after Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement ushered in the Rose Revolution and reshaped Georgia, the party is once again on the outside looking in.
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