Experts believe that Moscow is now aiming to divert resources, given the heavy costs of its ongoing invasion.
Svaneti residents turned to ancient rituals to fight electricity shortages caused by virtual currencies.
With the United National Movement at the helm, the region is now a test for local governance.
All students have to learn in Russian, in a move condemned as “an obvious manifestation of racial discrimination”.
Proposed legislation in the breakaway republic would open up real estate sales to foreigners.
Pandemic restrictions mean that many face arrest or serious harm if they try to cross into Tbilisi-controlled territory.
A small but growing number of women are breaking into the male-dominated field of agriculture.
Local Georgians feel they have been abandoned to face disaster alone.
Maintenance of shared facility could lead to power cuts next year.
With the checkpoint closed, some residents of Abkhazia are risking their lives to access services.