Abkhazia: Rediscovering Sukhumi's Past through Its Architecture

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Prince Georgy Chachba's villa, built in 1907, is privately owned, partially inhabited and suffers from considerable damage.

The Abkhaz capital of Sukhumi these days amply illustrates French novelist Marcel Proust's maxim that houses are a “fleeting” receptacle for memories.

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Elizabeth Owen is EurasiaNet Caucasus news editor in Tbilisi. Dean C.K. Cox is the photo editor for EurasiaNet.

Abkhazia: Rediscovering Sukhumi's Past through Its Architecture

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