Ordinary citizens turn to small acts of protest to show their defiance.
Hundreds of buildings are in dire need of restoration, but arguments continue over who has the authority to carry out works.
Society divided over how seriously to take the threat of infection.
People cut off by the de facto border still want to visit cemeteries on the other side.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says there are reasonable grounds to look into crimes allegedly committed during 2008 conflict.
Officials agree to clear waterways and give communities on both sides the water they need for their crops.
Pragmatism wins out in agreement to sort out defective waterways vital to both sides.
August 2008 conflict resulted in formal Russian recognition of South Ossetian and Abkhazian independence.
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