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By GAYANE MKRTCHYAN
In Egneri, which is only a few meters from what is now a heavily militarized Georgian-Ossetian border it seems the war that raged in the area a year ago has never stopped. The few remaining residents of the village seldom leave their houses that were heavily damaged during the five-day Russo-Georgian war last August that left hundreds of people in Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia dead and many more wounded and displaced. The Georgians in the Georgian village close to South Ossetia now live in limbo looking for answers for what happened to them and their nation.

Egneri is situated only a few kilometers from Tkhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, a tiny Russian-backed separatist region that broke free from Tbilisi’s rule in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise. Tbilisi has unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the region and its latest attempt on August 8, 2008 to recover South Ossetia at the point of the bayonet drew a fierce military response from Russia. (more…)

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