Caucasus House

Caucasus House is the first organization and think-tank in Canada which attempts to assemble the panel of experts focusing on Caucasus region and initiate the exchange of scholarly publications, ideas, research and exploration of this vital region on the main crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its mission is to engage in exchange of ideas and discussions with leading scholars, experts and writers on Caucasus to enhance the awareness of the complex social, political, cultural and economic aspects of the region for the broad public, including policymakers, journalists, students and media.

Questions for Akhmed Zakaev

Questions for Akhmed Zakaev
Ask your questions to Akhmed Zakaev, the Chairman of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Caucasus House will submit your questions during the interview with the Akhmed Zakaev. Please Clink on the Image

Poll of the day: What will be the impact of the Russian-Georgian war for the Caucasus region in 2009?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Abkhazia: Frozen Conflict?

A Broken Bridge and Two Separate Banks

by Mirian Jugheli

All my short life, I remember conversations and discussions about the conflict in Abkhazia. I don’t remember the war, but I do remember the endless talk about its causes and consequences. I also remember the pain in the eyes of the thousands who had to leave their land. Some were happy just to have survived, but others left behind the remains of their beloved, never knowing if they would be able to go back and bury them.

My memory of the war goes back to my grandmother who lived in Gagra all her life. She loved playing the piano and singing a song in a Tango rhythm, (we called it her Gagra hymn) of "Oh, sea in Gagra, Oh, palms in Gagra, who sees this once will never forget.’’

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