Abkhazia–Russia border

Russia has a 255.4 kilometres (158.7 mi) border with Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. Notably, there was a dispute between the two parties over a tract of land 160 square kilometres (62 sq mi) in size near the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana that flared in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympics.[1] The dispute has since been dropped.[2] Georgia considers any attempt to demarcate a boundary between the breakaway region and Russia as illigetimate.[3]


  1. ^ Souleimanov, Emil (May 11, 2011). "Russia and Abkhazia Dispute Border Delimitation". Central Asia-Caucus Institute.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Abkhazia: The Long Road to Reconciliation" (PDF). International Crisis Group. No. Europe Report N°224. April 10, 2013. p. 10.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Kupunia, Mzia (March 21, 2011). "Tbilisi slams "border demarcation" meeting planned in Moscow". The Messenger Online.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)