• Georgia,  Tieran Meets the World

    Stuck in Limbo Living in Abandoned Soviet Buildings

    IDPs Displaced by War and Stuck in Abandoned Soviet Buildings for 28 Years VIDEO [Article Below] Summary: Georgian IDPs (internally displaced people) have lived in abandoned soviet facilities for 28 years after they fled their homes during the Abkhazia and South Ossetia conflicts. I was able to meet some of them, and learned how their situation is linked to Russian occupation and the 2019-20 Tbilisi protests. Chapter 1 Tbilisi Protests: Anger in Georgia’s Capital The red and white of Georgian flags waved from side-to-side above a sea of people, shouts and screams echoed down Rustaveli Avenue, and a row of riot shields formed a wall in front of the crowd.…