I’ve written here before about the refugee tragedy in the Middle East provoked by the attempt of a peripatetic mercantile people to restore their ancient homeland.
At the other end of the Caucasus, there is Abkhazia.
Which is a legally recognised part of one UN member state occupied illegally by a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
I was reading the Wikipedia article and it said something about ethnic cleansing, and I didn’t pay too much attention, since you know, there's a lot of that sort of thing going around, and then I saw the numbers. It appears the new Abkhazia has about one-third the population of the Soviet-Era Abkhazia.
The new Abkhazia snared the .org address; the folks kicked out of Abkhazia got the .com one.
You would think someone would think all this was interesting enough to put in the newspapers, just a little snippet of an article every couple of years.