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Empty Land, Promised land, Forbidden land (2010)

Tkuarchal, ABKHAZIA, 2010 - During the War in Abkhazia (1992-3), Tkuarchal withheld, through Russian humanitarian and military aid, an uneasy siege by the Georgian forces. Since 1995 it is the centre of the newly-formed Tkvarcheli district.The town's population was 21,744 in 1989. The three main ethnic groups were Abkhaz (42.3%), Russians  (24.5%) and Georgians (23.4%).  As a result of the War in Abkhazia the town's industries all but stopped and its population decreased greatly and according to the 2003 census data its population was 4,786.
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Tkuarchal, ABKHAZIA, 2010 - During the War in Abkhazia (1992-3), Tkuarchal withheld, through Russian humanitarian and military aid, an uneasy siege by the Georgian forces. Since 1995 it is the centre of the newly-formed Tkvarcheli district.The town's population was 21,744 in 1989. The three main ethnic groups were Abkhaz (42.3%), Russians (24.5%) and Georgians (23.4%). As a result of the War in Abkhazia the town's industries all but stopped and its population decreased greatly and according...
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From gallery: Empty Land, Promised land, Forbidden land (2010)
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Date: 13 Apr 2010
Location: Tkuarchal Tkvarcheli district Abkhazia
Credit: © Rob Hornstra / The Sochi Project
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