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Empty Land, Promised land, Forbidden land (2010)

Eshera, ABKHAZIA, 2010 - The second time we visit Mikhail Yefremovich Zetunyan (88) in his house with a magnificent view of the Black Sea. Despite the subtropical climate and stunning location most of the houses in Eshera are empty. During the war with Georgia in 1993, all the ethnic Georgians were driven out. Young village residents were killed in the fighting. Only a quarter of the village's population remains. There are simply not enough people to keep the village going, leaving everything to fall into further disrepair. Mikhail Yefremovich doesn't care. He feels his time has come and is busy making his own coffin. .© Rob Hornstra/INSTITUTE.
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Eshera, ABKHAZIA, 2010 - The second time we visit Mikhail Yefremovich Zetunyan (88) in his house with a magnificent view of the Black Sea. Despite the subtropical climate and stunning location most of the houses in Eshera are empty. During the war with Georgia in 1993, all the ethnic Georgians were driven out. Young village residents were killed in the fighting. Only a quarter of the village's population remains. There are simply not enough people to keep the village going, leaving everything...
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From gallery: Empty Land, Promised land, Forbidden land (2010)
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Date: 14 Apr 2010
Location: Eshera Sukhum region Abkhazia
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