August 25, 2008 5:13 PM

Georgia war was in South Ossetia, but Abkhazia's the prize

Russia has long sponsored the Abkhaz regime in the hope of annexing the ruggedly beautiful region, once a favored vacation spot for Soviet leaders. Roughly the size of Delaware, it boasts a 150-mile Black Sea shoreline and lies just 25 miles south of the Russian city of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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