- n an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
- Mikhail Saakashvili in San Diego Union Tribune
There was a regime here that had far more rights than an autonomous region should have,Saakashvili said late Thursday, referring to Adzharia's autonomous status within Georgia. "Adzharia was separate from Georgia. It had ...... its own...
- Ghia Nodia in Asia Times Online
Russia will have to decide whether it wants to calm the situation, or whether it wants to use Adzharia as leverage to pressure the new Georgian government,says Ghia Nodia, head of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development.