Monica EllenaMariam Nikuradze | 14 April 2017

A means of mass mobilization in Soviet times, the right to rest does no longer exist. Resorts and sanatoria built in that time offer today decaying architecture and outdated practices luring to Soviet nostalgia

Abkhazia: Sukhumi, Victory Day

Victory Day (9 May) is still celebrated in most of the countries belonging to the former Soviet Union, commemorating the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the USSR at the end of Second World War.

Sukhumi, September 30 - Giorgio Comai

September 30 in Abkhazia is met as "Independence day". On that day, in 1993, the whole territory of Abkhazia (with the exception of the Kodori gorge) got under the control of Abkhazian forces. In Georgia instead, September 27 of the same year is remembered with sorrow, as the day when Sukhumi fell. In those weeks, almost all of the ethnic Georgian population of the region was forced to leave their homes.

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