7 Reasons To Visit Abkhazia
Planning on joining in the excitement of the Sochi Olympics? Why stop there? Did you know that there is an exquisite little country located just ten kilometers from Sochi? It's Abkhazia, a small republic that recently gained its independence in 1991. Located on Russia's southern border their flag, decorated with a red cannon from the medieval kingdom supports a hand that wards off enemies as well as greeting visitors. The seven stars, a sacred number, represent the seven historical regions while the green and white stripes, again seven, are a reminder of the Abkhaz people and the tolerance of religions.