Searching in Sukhumi

From the intro of a very interesting story in tomorrow’s Washington Post by Tara Bahrampour, which seeks to provide a glimpse of the human side of the conflict in Georgia.

This fall, as I was preparing to travel to the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, one of the cafeteria ladies in the journalism school where I teach stepped out from behind the pastry counter and asked a favor.

“Go talk to my neighbors,” she said, writing down an address in Abkhazia’s capital, Sukhumi. “Find out what happened to my husband.”