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  • n. Plural form of Abkhazian.


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  • The leaders of South Ossetia are “bandits, †he called the Abkhazians “hyenas†that have entrenched themselves in the buildings of government. â€

    Robert Amsterdam

  • But attempts to intimidate the Abkhazians and South Ossetians failed.

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  • Following the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia, Russia formerly recognized Abkhazia's independence and began issuing Russian passports to some Abkhazians.

    Foreign Affairs Roundup

  • There are less than 200, 000 Abkhazians. ome of the hysteria was about the oil and gas pipeline – the Russians want to demonstrate that they can cut it at any time, which helps drive up the price of oil, their main export.

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  • Alongside all of these stood, not only Russians and Abkhazians, but in particular the long-time enemies of the Muslims, Russian Cossacks.

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  • We had no other choice [than] to ensure not just the security of Abkhazians and South Ossetians, but their very survival.

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  • As a result of the peculiar migration policies of the CPSU, during the last census of the USSR in 1989, 45,7% of the inhabitants of the Abkhaz ASSR were classified as "Georgians" whereas only 17,8% called themselves "Abkhaz" – the percentage of Abkhazians being thus only slightly higher than that of the share of Russians and Armenians in the population of Abkhazia.

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  • That's exactly what we can see behind the submarines, the verbal attack on the Ukraine, and the guns for FARC, the Abkhazians, and anyone else who wants them.

    Robert Amsterdam: Russia Huffs and Puffs as the House Comes Down

  • The right of South Ossestians and Abkhazians to independence is also fully justified under the UN Charter and customary international laws and norms - in contrast to Kosovo, an "integral part" of Serbia.

    Stoking Tensions, Risking Confrontation: A High Stakes US Gamble with Russia

  • This crisis over a mere 70,000 South Ossetians and 18,000 Abkhazians could have been quietly resolved by diplomacy.

    Eric Margolis: U.S. and Russia Lock Horns


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