Living in the conflict zone: War is bitter. I survived it both as a child and when I got old. Video
A village in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone
89-year-old Venera Edisherashvili lives with her son right in the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, in the village of Ditsi in the Gori region. Instead of a fence, they have barbed wire, half of the garden was taken away from them, and there, right in front of Venera and her son, armed Russian soldiers are stationed.
After the Georgian-Russian war in August 2008, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia, and Russian border guards and barbed wire appeared on the dividing line.
“We were left here alone. We seem to be the only guardians of our village”, says Venera.