[ABKHAZIA] - In Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land, we (photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen) explore the unknown country of Abkhazia on the Black Sea. Abkhazia broke away from Georgia after a short, violent civil war in ’92-’93 and was recognised as independent in 2008 by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and the atoll of Nauru. We have spent the last four years travelling through the country, seeing how it is slowly trying to claw its way out of isolation....
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