Reverberations of the War Against Ukraine: Impact on Abkhazia, Georgia

Georgian Studies Seminar
Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Since Georgia regained independence in 1991, its sovereignty and territorial integrity have constantly been challenged by Russia, primarily through the exploitation of separatist sentiment in different Georgian regions. 

For multiple reasons, the breakaway region of Abkhazia has become a primary instrument of pressure against Georgia's efforts to join Western security and economic institutions.

Now, acting as a de facto occupying force in Abkhazia, Russia is moving forward with a greater military and economic presence there.

Most recently, Moscow has announced the expansion of a small military port in Ochamchire for harboring and servicing Russian naval ships forced out of Ukrainian ports such as Sevastopol. 

Our speakers will discuss current developments in and around Abkhazia, human rights violations, and Georgian and international responses. 

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The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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