Ghost Town in Abkhazia – level 2
Akamara is a town which people built in the 1970s in the Soviet Union. It was a mining town and had 5,000 residents.
The Soviet Union collapsed and the town was in Georgia. However, the town was in an area called Abkhazia and Abkhaz separatists wanted to leave Georgia. There was a war during 1992–93 and many people left.
More people left during the 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia, and today, there are only 35 residents left. Akamara is a ghost town – trees grow out of buildings and animals are in the streets. Nature is taking over.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
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