Georgia (17)-2

Ergneti, a small village on the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) separating South Ossetia from Georgia proper, is just a stone’s throw away from Tskhinvali, the breakaway region’s capital. Since the war of the early 1990s it also used to be home to a market that saw both sides trade. Now, resembling many an impoverished village in the region, it is most notable for the shells of buildings destroyed then and more recently in August 2008. I have been in 2011. People was very bad. They want new life. Even so, I have to say, and despite the resumption of hostilities five years ago, it still seems a lot calmer than similar villages.

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