Behind the Sochi Curtain - Abkhazia

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Less than five miles from the heart of the 2014 Olympic Village is a hidden nation.

Abkhazia is a nation-state whose status is deeply complicated. It has no official standing with the United Nations, U.S. foreign policy nor Western internet maps. The region is considered part of Georgia, one of the 15 republics created when the Soviet Union disbanded in the early 1990s.
— Martin Rogers

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