Proposed legislation in the breakaway republic would open up real estate sales to foreigners.
Officials argue that that political and security issues trump any economic consequences.
With scarce resources dedicated to exports, people are risking their lives on illegal moonshine.
Remittances from those working abroad make up a key part of the country’s economy.
Maintenance of shared facility could lead to power cuts next year.
The crackdown on street vendors selling basic goods means people have to join long queues in government-run shops.
With the checkpoint closed, some residents of Abkhazia are risking their lives to access services.
Low state pensions mean that older people risk exposure to the virus to make ends meet.
Some people are desperate to find a way to leave the de facto republics.
For some, Narimanov is an inspirational role model. For others, he was a Communist traitor.