American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An autonomous republic of northwest Georgia bordering on Russia and the Black Sea. Georgian troops were forced to withdraw from the region in 1993 after a yearlong war with secessionist rebels.
- n. an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
“Russian troops are moving on Tbilisi, Abkhazia is now in the hands of Russian backed seperatists.”
““Kitsmarishvili [said] that the top leadership of Georgia was preparing for a military operation in Abkhazia in spring 2008, which were brought by instructors from Israel, …””
“Nicaragua also recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia from the US - and Israeli-backed Republic of Georgia.”
“NATO will not drop bombs for ten weeks to save Georgians from ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia, the way it bombed to save Albanians in Kosovo.”
“The Russians will almost certainly set up client states in Abkhazia and South Ossetia (and possibly Adjara — that’s in southern Georgia, watch out for that name in the news) and use the ’sensitive situation’ there as an excuse to shift all their military service exercises ever closer to the Georgian border.”
““The President [Saakashvilli] told me he wanted to relocate the Georgian capital to Sukhumi in Abkhazia in August, I told him there wasn’t any peaceful way to reach this goal in four months and asked how we could develop relations with such plans in mind?””
“Some Western political commentators have suggested that the sharp criticism from the US for Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is due to the fact that the move interferes with US plans for the region.”
“Second, Georgian hot spot is Abkhazia, which is even more strategic, since it blocks access to the Black See (free trade and independent oil transit from Central Asia through Georgia to free Black Sea).”
“When Jason Maloney and Kira Kay, two freelance journalists who work frequently with HDNet, first pitched me a story about some obscure places called Abkhazia and South Ossetia a few months ago, I was ...”
“When Jason Maloney and Kira Kay, two freelance journalists who work frequently with HDNet, first pitched me a story about some obscure places called Abkhazia and South Ossetia a few months ago, I was skeptical to say the least.”
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