The Georgian-Abkhaz War
Later this week the Russian resort of Sochi will play host to the Winter Olympics. About 10 kilometres south of Sochi, along the Black Sea coast, is the disputed territory of Abkhazia. There, in the summer of 1992, war broke out as the region began to secede from Georgia. One Abkhaz woman, Ilona Gamisoniya, recalls how it changed lives forever.
(Photo: An Abkhazian separatist leads a boy away from gunfire in Sukhumi. Credit: AP)