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Mapping the Abkhazia Conflict

Today the terrific blog Global Voices links to a useful map explaining the Russia-Georgia disputes over Abkhazia.

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From The Reference Frame:

Look at the map. Start with the yellow disk, a global perspective. We are discussing the piece of land (blue rectangle) in between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. There are Caucasus Mountains over there as well as many cacophonic pairs of nations. The region is as dangerous for the peace as the Balkans on the opposite side of the Black Sea. Note that Iran would have made it to the picture, too. Moreover, there is also Armenia & Azerbaijan as well as Chechnya on the East side of North Ossetia (inside Russia). 😉