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On the Black Sea: a Land Forgotten

Episode 4 of 5

Ghost states like Abkhazia have the trappings of independence, but are unrecognised by most of the world.

Ghost states like Abkhazia have the trappings of independence, but are unrecognised by most of the world. On the far north-east shore of the Black Sea, the region is determined to preserve its independence and ancient culture, including a pagan religion based around animal sacrifices, but the price of statehood is deep isolation. Presenter Tim Whewell discovers what life is like in Abkhazia. He begins his journey at the Abkhaz border and continues by horse-drawn wagon - the only available transport.

Produced by Monica Whitlock. This is the fourth part of five.

(Photo: Abkhaz veterans of the World War II, Credit: Monica Whitlock)

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