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Russia, Georgia: Chreba and Akua

IZO sums up a post by LJ user rigello (RUS): “One of the upshots of the South Ossetian war has been the degeorgianification, in the Russian media, of the place-names Tskhinvali and Sukhumi. These have been russified to Tskhinval and Sukhum. But this seems a little ridiculous when you know that the native (Ossetian) name of Tskhinval is Chreba and the native (Abkhazian) name of Sukhum is Akua.”

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