Investors are exploiting cheap power with dire consequences.
Quick action may have saved territory from being harder hit by the virus.
Analysts say that controversial delay reflects a far deeper crisis.
Fears that prohibitions will lead women to seek illegal procedures that could be extremely dangerous.
Some economists say that being so tightly tied into the Russian economy could actually mitigate some of the worst effects.
Raul Khajimba has committed himself to reforming the way Abkhazia is governed.
As opposition considers whether to field one candidate or several, many Abkhaz are alarmed at the precedent set by ousting leaders, even unpopular ones.
Critics of an already cautious scheme warn that allowing outsiders to buy homes carries unseen risks.
Despite clear benefits, reopening the route would be fraught with problems.
Activists date emergence of widespread problems to the conflict of the early 1990s.