Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

Image: Fragment of a Soviet poster

At the end of Leon Avenue, in the capital of Abkhazia – a city which because of the violent politics of the 20th century is variously called Sukhum, Sukhumi or Sokhumi – stands the elegant white Hotel Ritsa, overlooking the Black Sea.
 

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Thomas de Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. He is the author of numerous publications about the region. 

Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

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